Marjorie Mae (Oswald) Verbrugge


Marjorie Mae (Oswald) Verbrugge passed away quietly on February 1, 2020 in Overland Park, Kansas.  Marjorie was born on May 5, 1939 in Havre, Montana, eldest child of Henry and Margaret Oswald.  The family moved to Great Falls, Montana and then Sheridan, Wyoming.  In Sheridan, she attended Holy Name Catholic school and Sheridan High School.  In high school, she was part of the school newspaper and joined the Women’s club, serving as vice president.  Marjorie graduated from Sheridan High School’s 64th class in 1957. 

Following graduation, Marjorie attended St Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas, as a business major.  During her time there she met Paul E. Verbrugge, whom she married on October 15, 1960.  The couple had three children, Patrice, Mark, and Nancy.  Marjorie was very proud that she completed a degree in Education from the University of Central Missouri.

Marjorie enjoyed a varied of activities and had a number of talents.  She was active in numerous social groups where she played cards and Mahjong.  A talented seamstress, she sewed all the bridesmaids’ gowns for Patrice’s wedding.  She assisted her grandchildren in learning to sew, play the piano and drive, including cars with a stick shift.  She particularly enjoyed traveling, especially with her grandchildren, both in and outside of the United States.  Always one to keep busy, she worked assisted friends by manning booths at craft and gift shows.  She served as a guide for a Kansas City bus tour company.  She worked for a number of years at American Century as a receptionist.

She is survived by three children; Patrice (John) Henn, Mark Verbrugge, Nancy (Randy) Gress; her brother Donald (Helen) and nine grandchildren.


Funeral services will be St Pius X Catholic Church is Mission, KS on February 11, 2020.  Visitation at 9:00 will proceed the service at 10:00 am.


  1. Merlin Oswald on February 10, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Patrice, Mark, and Nancy may God be with you in this very sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kathy Garrison, Benedictine College on February 7, 2020 at 11:40 am

    The Benedictine College community extends condolences to Patrice, Mark and Nancy, on the passing away of your mother, Marjorie. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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