Marjorie Ann Stribe
August 16, 1932 - June 02, 2020
Marjorie Stribe, age 87, of Manning, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Sunnybrook in Carroll, Iowa.
Private family services will be held this week in Manning Cemetery.

1950 cheerleaders
Back: Lois (Struve) Hansen, Genelle (Kruse) Kienast, Donnarae (Strathman) Kienast, Joann (Wilhelm) Pratt
Front: Marge (Rowedder) Stribe, Marlene (Nulle) Jones, Wava (Lacy) Lorenzen

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book:

Dean and Marjorie Stribe

Marjorie (Rowedder) Stribe, daughter of Ruvilla (1912-2003) and Verna (Stammer) Rowedder (1912-1996) was born August 16, 1932, in Crawford County, Iowa. She attended grade school in Manning and moved to a farm north of Manning in 1943. She graduated from Manning High School in 1950 and worked as a bookkeeper and clerk at Kuhl & Vogt Hardware in Manning for two years. Marjorie is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Manning. Her three brothers are David (deceased), Dale and Danny Rowedder of Carroll.

On June 24, 1952, Marjorie married Dean Stribe, son of Herbert and Regilda (Stoffers) Stribe. They enjoyed farming the Stribe Century farm northeast of Manning for 38 years. It has been in the family since 1884. Dean passed on November 1, 1990, from cancer. Marjorie then moved to 62 Ann Street in Manning. She enjoys following sports and having the family cabin at Black Hawk Lake, Lake View, Iowa. Their sons are Curtis and Keith.

November 27, 1976, Curt married Caryl Woebke, daughter of Albert and Marilyn Woebke. They have continued farming the family farm since 1990. They have three children born in Denison and graduated from Manning High School. Kelsey, who married Jeremy Severson on September 6, 2003. Heather and Kyle followed.

On May 28, 1977 Keith, married Mary Jane Rohe, daughter of Vernon and Martha Rohe. Keith is boy's head basketball Coach, Athletic Director and P.E. Instructor in Carroll. Their children are Nolan born who was born at Sheldon, Iowa. He married Nicole Tunning on July 26, 2003. Sara, also born at Sheldon, and Landon was born at Fort Dodge, Iowa.

The first great-grandchild Kadyn Alexander Severson was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, son of Kelsey and Jeremy Severson.

Marjorie's ancestors immigrated from Germany. Her great-grandparents were William Rowedder (born in 1859) and his wife Anna (born in 1861) from Schleswig, Hamburg, Germany. Her great-grandparents were John Joachimsen (born in 1854) and his wife, Hanna Sievertsen (born in 1852) from Wersten Langhorn, Schleswig, Germany. Her great-grandparents, Claus Stammer was born in 1849, in Erfde, Germany, and Catherine Schroeder was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Her great-grandparents Marx Schrum (born in 1852) and Christena (Vehrs) immigrated from Wrohm Norden Dithmarschen, Germany.

Curtis Stribe MHS 1972

Keith Stribe & Mary Jane Rohe (1973 prom) MHS 1974

Keith & Curt

Fred and Sophie (Bauer) Stoffers
great-grandchildren Curt & Keith Stribe left front and Allen Stribe seated.
Fred and Sophie's Golden wedding anniversary held at the Arcadia Legion Ballroom in March of 1959.

Curt Stribe - 7th grade

Karen Hinners & Curt Stribe (1971 prom)

From the Wayne Saunders slide collection I scanned in 2012

Curt Stribe November 19, 1971 MHS vs Manilla (at Manning)

Curt Stribe November 19, 1971 MHS vs Manilla (at Manning)

Curt Stribe going for the ball with Keith Stribe in front MHS vs Irwin December 7, 1971 (at Manning)

Curt Stribe shooting MHS vs Irwin December 7, 1971 (at Manning)

Keith Stribe with John Opperman in back November 19, 1971 MHS vs Manilla (at Manning)

Keith "Bud" Stribe November 19, 1971 MHS vs Manilla (at Manning)
See how many people you can pick out in the background - so many no longer with us...

Keith Stribe December 4, 1972 MHS vs Manilla (at Manilla)

#41 Keith Vetter, #25 Keith Stribe December 4, 1972 MHS vs Manilla (at Manilla)

Keith Stribe March 8, 1974 MHS vs Manilla (at Manning)

1971 Homecoming #50 Mike Bilsten, #46 Keith Stribe, #24 Scott Renze

Dwight Thomas Gore, Kent Wiese, Keith Stribe, Rick Lohrmann - 2 Mile Relay

2000 Homecoming Jacquie Dammann, Justin Mundt, Heather Stribe

Kyle Stribe MHS 2004

2018 feature on Harper Stribe

1949 Homecoming

Rose Muhlbauer, Phyllis Musfeldt, Ardella Frahm, Sue Ann Clark, Marge Rowedder, Marlyn Gruhn
Crown bearers Front: Billy Donaghu, Barbara Bruck

Dean Stribe MHS 1950

Dan Peters & Dean Stribe on the Stribe farm northeast of Manning

Ardella Frahm, Dean Stribe, Mary Ann Kasperbauer, Bill Opperman December 1948

Marge Rowedder school activities

Dean, Regilda, Herbert, Lowell Stribe

Herbert Stribe WWI

Bert Stribe farm northeast of Manning 13879 270th Street (current home of Curt Stribe family)

Unknown lady (possibly Jessie (Stribe) Nissen - south side of Stribe farm house northeast of Manning

Back: ??, Verna Musfeldt, ??, ??, ??, Garnet Stribe, Marge Stribe
Front: Earl Stribe, Lowell Stribe, Lois Stribe, ??, ??
Probably in picture: Lyle Konrady, Phyllis Hodne, Glen Konrady

Marge (Rowedder) Stribe & Lola (Hansen) Ahrendsen May 1973

Marjorie Ann Stribe

Due to Covid 19 Restrictions, Private family services will be held June 6, 2020, in the Manning Cemetery.

Marjorie Ann, daughter of Ruvilla and Verna (Stammer) Rowedder, was born August 16, 1932, in Hayes Township, Crawford County, Iowa. She was baptized on November 10, 1935, at the First Presbyterian Church in Manning. Marge graduated from Manning High School in 1950. She then worked as a bookkeeper at Kuhl & Vogt Hardware for two years.

On June 24, 1952, Marge was united in marriage with Dean Herbert Stribe at the First Presbyterian Church in Manning. Two sons were born to this couple. Marge and Dean enjoyed farming north of Manning for 38 years, until Dean's death in 1990. Marjorie then made her home at 62 Ann Street in Manning.

Marge was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Manning and was active with the Presbyterian Women's Organization. She was an active member and past-president of the Homemaker's Club. Marge enjoyed being a homemaker and mother and following her sons' and grandchildren's activities and sports. For many years, she enjoyed going to the family cabin at Black Hawk Lake and fishing.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Marge passed away at Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Carroll, Iowa. She was 87 years, 9 months, and 17 days of age.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dean, mother in 1996, father in 2003, brother David Rowedder in 1993, father-in-law Herbert Stribe in 1980, mother-in-law Regilda Stribe in 1995, and a sister-in-law Carol Rowedder in 2007.

Marge is survived by two sons Curtis Dean Stribe and wife Caryl of Manning and Keith Dale Stribe and wife Mary Jane of Carroll; Six grandchildren: Nolan Stribe and wife Nicole of Polk City; Sara VanderSanden and husband Luke of Runnells; Landon Stribe and wife Pearl of Prescott, Arizona; Kelsey Severson and husband Jeremy of Madrid; Heather Stribe of Breda, and Kyle Stribe and wife Sara of Ankeny; great-grandchildren: Kadyn, Toryn, Jevyn and Mailyn Severson; Gaige Lerssen; Tatum Stribe; Madeline, Nile and Harper Stribe; Mara VanderSanden, Samuel and Avalon Stribe; Brothers: Dale Rowedder and wife Deon of Carroll; Danny Rowedder of Carroll; Brother-in-law Lowell Stribe of Manning; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

I'm sure the pandemic has been especially difficult on families whose relative has passed away during the isolation and social spacing required for the health and safety of everyone, BUT I know for sure it has been difficult for all of the Manning friends, neighbors, classmates, and relatives who are/were NOT able to pay their last respects and share some stories with the children/grandchildren of the deceased person - such as in Marge Stribe's case.
Hopefully we get back to the traditional funeral and services very soon, so the people of Manning can again visit with their friends and relatives at funerals...
Ruth Ohde once told me that funerals were a "social event" in Manning because of the nature of small-town life where we have known everyone for generations and in many cases are related to so many who pass away - whereas in the large cities many people don't even know their next door neighbors.

Dave Kusel

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