Marjorie J. Roquet, 88, of New Windsor, IL died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the New Windsor Presbyterian Church. Burial is in the New Windsor Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the New Windsor Presbyterian Church or the George Norris American Legion Auxiliary. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
Marjorie was born December 16, 1927 in LaPorte, IN to Charles and Nellie Johnson Brooks. She graduated from Rock Island High School. On May 15, 1949 she was united in marriage to George A. "Bub" Roquet in Milan, Illinois. He died January 23, 2015.
Prior to her marriage, she was employed at Bear Manufacturing in Rock Island and was later employed as a secretary for the Winola School District for 20 years.
Marjorie was a longtime member of the New Windsor Presbyterian Church, serving as a trustee and a member of the UPW. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the George Norris American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. She was very involved in all aspects of the New Windsor Rodeo. She enjoyed baking, cooking and spending time with her family.
Marjorie is survived by two daughters: Candice Wilson of Sherrard, IL; Trudy (Dennis) Litwiler of Aledo; 5 grandchildren, Courtney (Ken) Legendre of Davenport, IA; Carrie (Todd) Swanson of Bettendorf, IA; Carley (Rob) Alcorn of Buffalo Grove, IL, Dustin (Kristy) Litwiler of Altoona, IA; Shay (Lisa) Litwiler of Aledo, IL; 10 great grandchildren, Drew, Darin, Carter, Tyce, Callie, Kalyn, Grace, Cody, Roquet, Kendall and one lovingly expected; one brother, Charles (Patricia) Brooks of Ellicot City, MD; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bub, one son, Bradley, one son-in-law, Curt Wilson and one brother, Robert C. Brooks.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, New Windsor Presbyterian Church
Thursday, May 12th, 2016, 11:00am, New Windsor Presbyterian Church