Marion Roeder Rosenstiel

Marion Roeder Rosenstiel, 89 of Harrisonburg, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Oak Lea Nursing Home, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg from Alzheimer’s.

Mrs. Rosenstiel was born January 7, 1924 in Berlin, Germany. After finishing high school, she attended Breslau University and graduated with degrees in chemistry and math. In 1952, Marion met her first husband, an American soldier and moved to Augusta, Georgia. After several years in Augusta, the couple moved to Washington, D.C. After the passing of her first husband in 1988, Marion moved to Bryce resort in Basye, Virginia where she later met and married Gary Rosenstiel. Mr. Rosenstiel died in 2007. Marion later moved to VMRC in 2009.

She is survived by a sister, a brother, 2 step-children and one step-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with Rev. Kyle Key and Rev. David Drebes officiating. Burial will follow at Prince of Peace Cemetery in Basye.

Memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, 1501 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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5 Condolences to Marion Roeder Rosenstiel

  1. Linda Barbosa says:

    I met Marion through my work here at VMRC. I feel privileged to have known her, even if it was for such a short time. She was a charming and charismatic person with a great sense of humor. She was a great storyteller and I learned a lot from hearing about her experiences during Hitler’s rule in Germany. She was a bright and articulate and accomplished person and will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.

  2. Brenda and Mark Getz says:

    Marion was a dear lady. We felt lucky to have known her. She was generous, sweet and so very talented. May her family find peace and comfort during this sad time.

  3. mamie mellinger, rn says:

    I missed my professional visits to Marion after she moved to Crestwood….she had a great sense of humor, loved playing Bridge, loved her doctor and looked forward to her sisters regular visits. She usually tried to feed me candy/chocolate! She was full of stories of her life. She told me about the things in her apartment and what each meant to her. It seems only last month that I talked with her on her motorized chair, enjoying zipping around and still playing Bridge….she said she was having fun! Bless her for the sunshine she gave to others. I grieve her loss.

  4. Janette Perry says:

    I met Marion at sewing club at Bryce and enjoyed many years of knowing both her and her husband Gary and sister Barbara. With great admiration for the sister barbara was for Marion, I send my regards from both Dick and I.
    Marion was a very bright lady with a fantastic memory, great knitter of many gifts that she made and good hostess. We love the concerts she hosted in her home with Gary performing on the violin.
    Janette Perry

  5. Lee & Brenda Branner says:

    Marion was a wonderful and classy lady and we enjoyed each visit with her. She told us many interesting stories about her childhood, her education, her working life and experiences, her teaching and financial occupational jobs, her many unique fixtures, pictures, paintings that were collected during her lifetime and proudly displayed in her living quarters. Marion told us fantastic stories about her family members especially about her brothers, sister, parents and grandparents. Marion loved her family and especially her sister Barbara and stepchildren and stepgrandaughter. Marion was also well known for her love of playing “Bridge”, eating her favorite “Dark Chocolate”, watching and playing “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy”, visiting with her friends and neighbors wherever she lived, and going to the “Main Street” at VMRC. She always gave us a huge “Thank You” everytime we did something for her. Marion’s quality workmanship in Crocheting and Needlepoint was displayed within her living areas. Marion’s last crocheting project was a Baby Blue Blanket that she started after we told her about our first grandchild “Carter” who was born on December 16th. Marion will miss her good friend “Sunny” who lives at VMRC and all of the staff and friends working and living at VMRC. As Marion always told me after each visit, “Thanks For Coming” and the visit ended with a strong hand shake and/or a big hug.
    It was a privilege to have known and be a friend to Marion and our final words for Marion are: – “A Life Well Lived!”