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SS Peter and Paul Cemetery
Sunday August 11th, 2019
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Monday August 12th, 2019

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Marian J. Maag

Marian J. Maag, nee Orrell, 89, of Waterloo, IL, died August 8, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. She was born July 23, 1930, in Casey, IL.

She is survived by her children Linda (Coleman) Morse, Thomas (Lorrie) Maag, David (Cris) Maag; and daughter-in-law Wendy Maag; grandchildren Bethany (Jonathan) Koch, Kristy (Branson) Whitman, Lindsey (Andy) Maag, Jacob Maag, Samuel Maag, Leah Maag, and John Maag; great grandchildren Nathan, Jeremiah, and Lucy; sister Georgia "Sugar" (Ervin) Borcharding; sister-in-law Jane Hagedorn; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Marian is preceded in death by her husband John Edward Maag; son James W. "Jay" Maag; parents George  & Faye  (nee Swim) Orrell; sisters Lois Rexinger and Roberta J. Hern.
She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and St. Paul UCC Choir, she was a retired teacher (Waterloo School Dist., 3rd grade over 30 years), IRTA (Illinois Retired Teachers Association), and started her career at Shoemaker School (one room schoolhouse).

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Paul United Church of Christ, American Cancer Society, or American Heart Association

2 PM to 8 PM Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM until time of service Monday at St. Paul United Church of Christ

11 AM Monday, August 12, 2019 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Michael Southcombe officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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What an incredible lady she was. I will always have great memories of her. My deepest sympathy to all family & friends.

Michael Shackelford Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

As a result of my long and wonderful friendship with Jane Hagedorn, I encountered Marian a few times during her mid years in Waterloo, and have shared occasional very special times with some members of her family since then. I have a sense of the strength and unique personality of the Maag family, and send my sincere condolences to all, especially to Jane, who has shared some of the best of your family lore with me. I know how well you all cared for Marian, and have no doubt you placed her to rest beautifully today.
Wishing for you all......peace and healing.
Sincerely, Faye Thompson

Faye Thompson Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

Knew and liked her very much. This world will be a little poorer without her being here with us. Our sympathy goes out to Marion' s family and friends. Sincerely, Nancy & Martin Oliver, Waterloo.
May God be with you all through this time of grieving, M & N

Nancy and Martin Oliver Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on August 10, 2019

With deep sympathy, Waterloo CUSD5

Expression of Sympathy Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM

Judith and I remember her fondly. She was such a joyous presence. We loved seeing her in the contemporary band. Our sympathies to the family.

Rev. Stephen Gifford Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs Maag always had a smile for me.
I am sure she is dancing in heaven.
Respectfully kris

Jerry and kris wittenauer
and jessica

Kris wittenauer Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

my husband is Mariam's cousin. If we are unable to get to see her just one more time, I want her family to know how much we loved her. Paul is same age, so they were close. Mariam sense of humor and enjoyment of life cannot be overstated. While she was still teaching, when she took trips, she always said she wanted to have stories for her kids in class. A lovely person we could all learn from.

shirley malcom Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM