Marjory A. “Marge” Weed

Marjory Ann “Marge” Weed, age 90, of Dubuque, and formerly of Renwick, IA, completed her earthly journey on July 24, 2021, at Bethany Home in Dubuque.  To honor Marge’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.  Her burial will be in the Vernon Township Cemetery in Renwick, IA.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Marge was born on June 12, 1931, in Renwick, IA, a daughter to Frederick “Fritz” and Hazel (Rasmussen) Gugisburg.  Marge was married to Richard Weed on August 21, 1966.  He sadly preceded her in death on February 3, 1990.

Marge graduated from Renwick High School in 1949 and obtained her degree in Music Education from Drake University.  Marge taught music at Britt High School for 40 years.  She absolutely loved teaching and mentoring her students who filled her life with joy and fond memories.  Marge was an active member of the Iowa High School Music Association, including recognition as the guest conductor for the All-State Choir.  Marge maintained close friendships with many of her students and the Britt Community.

After retiring, Marge worked part-time as a travel guide with Northwest Iowa Transportation out of Fort Dodge, IA.  Through this experience, she met many wonderful people and had the opportunity to travel to many destinations.

Marge’s hobbies and interests included gardening, playing organ at church, NASCAR, sewing, shopping, pro and college football and basketball, judging Iowa High School music contests, and spending time with family and friends.

Left to honor her memory are her sister, Darlene (Marvin) Pearson; her nephew, Doug (Sue) Pearson and their children, Molly (Brad) Acree, Nick Pearson, and Sally Pearson;  her niece, Lisa (Todd) Stevenson and their children, Nate (Heidi) Stevenson, Nick (Rachel) Stevenson, Zach Stevenson, and Jake Stevenson; her great-great niece, Emma; and her great-great nephew, Becker, both of whom she adored.

Marge’s family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Bethany Home, and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of the love and compassion they have shown Marge.

We know that Marge in now directing a choir of angels in heaven.

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To honor Marge’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.  Her burial will be in the Vernon Township Cemetery in Renwick, IA. 

3 comments on “Marjory A. “Marge” Weed
  1. Leon Kuehner says:

    My sympathy to the family of Marge Weed. I was the band director at Britt Community Schools from 1975-78. I was a beginning teacher and Marge was one of the most important influences in my teaching career. I learned so much from her about teaching and working with students. I owe so much to her…..her love of teaching was inspiring!

  2. Rosanne Malek says:

    I am sad to hear of the passing of Marge Weed. I am fortunate to have been a choir student (vocalist and accompanist) in the late 70’s when she still had a run of 21 straight perfect I Ratings at Large Group Contest. Marge expected the best from herself and her students. Her love of music and enthusiasm for teaching us included discipline and humor. My success as a musician and director is directly connected to my junior high and high school instruction from Marge. My sympathy to Marge’s family.

  3. Loren Jones says:

    Marge was a very loyal enthusiastic part of the Northwest Iowa Tours/NorthLand Travel team. Her energy seemed endless. I am thankful to have had her, first as a charter customer then as an employee.

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