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Marjorie Jean Nadeau Holzmeister

Female 1939 - 2019  (80 years)

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  • Name Marjorie Jean Nadeau Holzmeister 
    • Confirmed spelling of last name is Holzmeister (Adam George's headstone). Var. Holtzmeister.
    Born 8 May 1939  Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Jul 2019  Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated 23 Jul 2019  Corpus Christi Columbarium, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I979  Rossville
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2021 

    Father Paul Edward Nadeau,   b. 26 Aug 1911, Emmett, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1958, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Roxie Marjorie Mitchell Nadeau Banta,   b. 8 Oct 1915, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 2011  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 1935  Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard James (Dick) Holzmeister 
    Married 8 Oct 1960  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Jon David Holzmeister,   b. 22 Jun 1967
     2. Jill Holzmeister Patton
     3. Jeffery Holzmeister
     4. Scott Holzmeister
    Marriage- Nadeau, Marjorie-Holzmeister, Richard
    Marriage- Nadeau, Marjorie-Holzmeister, Richard
    The marriage of Marjorie Jean Nadeau and Richard James Holzmeister was solemnized with a nuptial mass at 9 a.m. Saturday in Assumption Church.

    Rt. Rev. Msgr. Eugene F. Vallely officiated at the double ring ceremony and music was provided by John Dale, organist, and Franklin Houdek, vocalist.

    The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Paul E. Nadeau and the late Mr. Nadeau of Rossville and Mr. Holzmeister's parents are Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Holzmeister.

    The bride, given in marriage by her cousin, Wayne Clark, wore a floor-length gown of embroidered tulle. The fitted bodice had a scooped neckline outlined with embroidered medallions and trimmed with iridescent sequins.

    A crown of seed pearls held her fingertip-length veil and she carried a bouquet of stephanotis centered with a white orchid.

    Matron of honor was the bride's sister, Mrs. Gerald Lister. Mrs. Neal Truster was bridesmatron and bridesmaids were Sally Nadeau, sister of the bride, and Janice McClelland. Susan Nadeau, the bride's sister, was junior bridesmaid and Julie Johnson was flower girl.

    The attendants wore street-length organza fashioned with scoop necklines, elbow-length sleeves and full skirts. Their sashes and head clips were of deep purple satin and they carried cascade bouquets of purple and white chrysanthemums.

    Charles Williams was best man and groomsmen were John Johnson, Richard Hess and Charles Hughes. Ushers were Gerald Lister and Duane Nightengale.

    Assisting at the reception at the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house following the ceremony were: Mrs. Wayne Clark, Mrs. Clifford Cormack, Janet Gladfelter, Jennet Grossman, Sharon Milberger, Loma Carlson and Mary Rigdon.

    The bride attended Washburn University and is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority. She is employed as secretary in the adjunctive therapy department of Menninger Foundation.

    Mr. Holzmeister, a graduate of Washburn University, is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity. He is employed by the L.F. Garlinghouse Co.

    The couple will be at home at 3329 Westwood Drive after Oct. 17.

    [Photo Caption: Mrs. Richard J. Holzmeister]
    [From 3 Nov 1960]
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 17:53:59 
    Family ID F3032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1939 - Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jul 2019 - Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Holzmeister, Marjorie 1
    Obituary- Holzmeister, Marjorie 1
    A Memorial Mass for Marjorie Jean (Nadeau) Holzmeister, 80, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. Rosary will be said at 10:00 a.m. preceding the Mass. Inurnment will be at the Corpus Christi Columbarium. Jean passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

    Jean was born May 8, 1939 in Sliver Lake, KS the daughter of Paul Edward and Roxie Marjorie (Mitchell) Nadeau. She was enrolled as a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, where she was aptly named WISHKOSE 'Walking Strong,' a name that exemplified her strong-willed personality throughout her life and her strength in battling her illness. She attended Rossville High School and Washburn University where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She married Richard James Holzmeister on October 8, 1960 in Topeka, KS. He survives of the home.

    Jean was a homemaker, a faithful and loving wife, and a proud mother and grandmother whose devotion to her family was unmatched. She showed her support for her loved ones whenever the opportunity arose, attending countless sporting events, celebrations, and other life-milestones for all 15 of her grandchildren. She never missed a high school or college graduation ceremony.

    She was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and a volunteer for various Catholic charities. A true Kansas sports fan, she was a Kansas City Royals supporter and devoted follower of Kansas University basketball. Jean was an active racquetball and later pickleball player, enjoying the fellowship as much as the games. She was also a talented seamstress who lovingly crafted quilts, clothes, pajamas and detailed Halloween costumes for her grandchildren.

    A warm-hearted matriarch, she fostered a supportive and close-knit family environment filled with love, laughter, and card games. She regularly gathered family members from near and far around her home for holidays and special occasions. Jean especially loved the Christmas season, which always included her annual Christmas Eve family gathering, with grandkids looking forward to a new set of her hand-sewn pajamas and a unique tree ornament she had selected especially for each of them.

    In addition to the love and adoration she shared with her family, Jean exemplified the meaning of unconditional love and respect throughout her 59 years of blissful marriage to her husband, Dick. During the many happy years they shared together, she set a wonderful and important example of a true partnership and a loving relationship for her children and grandchildren to aspire to. This environment of warmth and love she created and lived by will be carried on by her loved ones for generations to come. Jean will be greatly missed.

    Other survivors include her daughter Jill ( Steve) Patton, Lawrence; three sons, Jeffery (Lea Ann) Holzmeister, Tempe, AZ, Scott (Deborah) Holzmeister, Gilbert, AZ, Jon (Michelle) Holzmeister, Overland Park, KS; 15 grandchildren; three sisters, Jeanette Lister, Edmond, OK, Sally Carnevale, San Mateo, CA, and Susan Nadeau, Shawnee, KS; and three brothers Michael Nadeau, Silver Lake, KS, David Nadeau, Rossville, KS, Dennis Nadeau, Rossville, KS.

    Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Corpus Christi Catholic School and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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    Obituary- Holzmeister, Marjorie 2
    Obituary- Holzmeister, Marjorie 2
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