In Memory

Marjorie A Forrester (Dunfee) - Class Of 1940

Marjorie A. Forrester Dunfee 

Feb. 25, 1923 - May 28, 2018

SOUTH BEND - Marjorie Ann Dunfee, 95, residing in Mishawaka, passed away at 3:44 P.M. Monday, May 28, 2018 at her residence in The Hearth in Mishawaka. She was born February 25, 1923 in La Fontaine, Indiana to the late Glenn H. and Fairy L. Forrester.

They moved to South Bend in 1926, and Marge graduated from Central High School in 1940 and the South Bend College of Commerce in 1942.

On June 15, 1946, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in South Bend, as Marjorie Forrester, she married James H. Dunfee, Sr. whom she met while she was employed as an Executive Secretary at The Studebaker Corporation. He preceded her in death in 1997 after 51 years of marriage.

Jim and Marge had two children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren who survive: daughter, Lynn (Bill) Watson of Roann, Indiana, grandson, Chad (Amy) Watson, and great-grandchildren, Ross, Ryan, Hayley, and Zachary; and son, Jim (Pam) Dunfee, Jr. of Elkhart, Indiana, and grandchildren, Beau (Courtney), Alexandra and McCormick, and great-granddaughter, Ruby Dunfee.

Marge worked for 21 years as Office Manager for R.W. Dunfee Interiors.

She was a longtime member of Morris Park Country Club, South Bend Elks # 235, and Sunnyside Presbyterian Church.

Marge loved golf, reading, cooking, bridge, shopping expeditions, and many summers living at the long-time family lake cottage in Sister Lakes, Michigan.

In 1986 Jim and Marge retired and moved to Port Richey, Florida until Marge returned to this area in 2001 to live out her life.

Grandma Marge will be missed by all who knew her.

Per Marge's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. There will be a private graveside service to be held at a later date.

The family and Marge would like to thank caregiver Catherine Washington for providing excellent and loving care, and the staffs at The Waterford, The Hearth, and Heart to Heart Hospice for the compassion, vigilance, and personal interest they demonstrated while Marge was under their supervision.

Memorial contributions in remembrance of Marge may be made to Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances St., South Bend, IN 46617 or Heart to Heart Hospice, 620 W. Edison Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545.

Welsheimer Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Family and friends may leave email condolences at


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