Marge (Moran) Utley, age 67, passed away on January 17, 2018, in Rochester.
Marjorie Renae Moran was born June 30, 1950, to Marvin and Evelyn (Olness) Moran in Rushford. She was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson and confirmed at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford. She attended K-12 school in Rushford and then Rochester State Jr. College and Rochester Area Vocational Technical Institute. She married Ronald Utley on October 12, 1974, at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford. They made their home in rural Rochester for 22 years before moving to St. Charles and then on to Lanesboro in 2013.
Marge worked at Mayo Clinic, International Lama Registry in Rochester, Ryan & Grinde in St. Charles, and owned Emma’s Nook & Granny in St. Charles. Her interests included spending time with family and friends, genealogy, serving as volunteer coordinator for Fillmore County MNGenWeb since 1996, flower gardening, crochet, crafting handmade baby items for Bundles of Love charity, and junking, rescuing and repurposing vintage items.
Marge is survived by Ron, her husband of 43 years; son Spencer (Abby) and granddaughter Audrey of Middleton, Wis.; stepson Mike (Cara) and grandchildren Cooper and Emma of Zumbrota, mother Evelyn Bremseth of Rushford, sister Annette (Arnie) Skrukrud of Chatfield, brother Scott (Connie) Moran of Wabasha, nieces Andi (Craig) Hughes, Lisa (Dean) Shaffer, and Angela (Chris) Lowrie; nephew Mark (Emily) Moran, and nine great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Marvin Moran.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home, Chatfield. Funeral will be held Friday, January 26, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Union Prairie Lutheran Church, Lanesboro. Memorial gifts may be made to Union Prairie Lutheran Church of Lanesboro or the American Cancer Society.