Marjorie L. "Marge" Buzzell

June 7, 1946 - April 7, 2018

Marjorie L.


Belvidere, IL

Marjorie L. “Marge” Buzzell, 71, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, April 7, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  Marge was born June 7, 1946 in Elgin, IL, the daughter of Harry and Lila (Ulrich) Papka.  She graduated from Genoa-Kingston High School with the class of 1964 and worked for several years at the Genoa State Bank.  Marge married Paul D. Buzzell on February 15, 1969 in Genoa.  The couple farmed together for 49 years in the Kingston and Belvidere area.  Marge also worked for 13 years in the accounting office of Northern Illinois University until her retirement in 2001. She made her spiritual home at First Lutheran Church in Kirkland where she was an active member, including serving on the church council as Fellowship Committee Chairman.  Marge enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the grandkids. Her favorite activities included bird watching, traveling, gardening, sewing, monthly classmate brunches, and taking walks on the beach.

Marge is loved and will be missed by her husband, Paul; children, Brigitte (Jeff) Mickey, Lonn (Krista) Buzzell; grandchildren, Brooke and Hope Mickey; sister, Cathy (Harvey) Buckley; brother in-law, Wayne (Jane) Buzzell; sister-in-law, Karen (John) Hills; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Marge is predeceased by her parents; father in-law and mother in-law, Clarence and Mildred Buzzell.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 13 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am at First Lutheran Church, 510 W. South Street, Kirkland, IL 60146  with Rev. Carl L.M. Rasmussen officiating.  Memorials can be given in care of the First Lutheran Church of Kirkland or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL 61108.  To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, April 13, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 13, 2018  at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:00 am - 11:45 am

First Lutheran Church

510 W. South Street
Kirkland, Illinois

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 in First Lutheran Church, 510 W. South Street, Kirkland, IL 60146 with Rev. Carl Rasmussen officiating.

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The Clothier family has fond memories of Marge. She was a quality person who had shown equanimity in all situations. We are all better for knowing her kindness. We are so sad.

Joan Clothier 2018-04-13T22:54:35

To the family of Marge Buzzell, I did not know Marge, but I had the pleasure of working with her brother-in-law, Wayne, in Genoa Middle School over 15 years ago. Allow me to express my condolences and sympathies to Wayne here as well as to the entire Buzzell family.
Age 71 is still much too young to leave the planet, but her loving family provides a path to an enduring memory. Peace.

Julie Sorensen 2018-04-13T13:46:20

Cathy and family, sincere sympathy on the loss of your sister. God’s blessings as you celebrate her life.
Marga (Flockencier) Parr
West Dundee, IL

Marga Parr 2018-04-11T08:37:51

Marge was a kind and caring person. I will miss our visits. She always made me feel better when we talked. Thank you Marge 🙏

Sherry Hicks 2018-04-10T18:10:50

Marge was so special. She fought a courageous battle to the end. I will always remember how kind she was and try to be a little more like her in that respect. She will be missed. Sending love to her family.

Karen Hills 2018-04-10T15:41:06


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