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Marjorie Yvonne Horst

March 20, 1940 - September 4, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Marjorie Yvonne Horst

Marjorie Yvonne Horst

Born: March 20, 1940
Died: September 4, 2021
Age: 81

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     Marjorie (Marge) Yvonne Horst, daughter of Wayne and Vera (Martin) Bjorklund, was born on March 20th, 1940 in Albert City, Ia. In her early years, she received her schooling in Albert City, IA. After completing her schooling, she was united in marriage to Gary Kress in Norfolk, Virginia and to this union three children were born: Deborah (Kress) Helmke, Kelly Kress, and Johnny Kress.

     In 1967 she then moved back to Spencer, Iowa to be closer to family. Upon moving back, she met the love of her life James (Jim) Horst and they were united in marriage on June 6th, 1970 in Sioux Rapids, IA. From this union one son was born, James Horst Jr.

    Most of her life was spent as a loving wife to her husband Jim of 49 years and a mother to her four children. Marge worked tirelessly and took pride in creating a home that was filled with love and laughter. She was a hardworking woman who loved her family deeply and cherished the time she spent with them. She invested herself into each of her children’s lives because she valued the importance of motherhood and the impact it would have on future generations. Marge was a godly woman who valued her faith in Jesus Christ and relished the opportunity to tell others about her Savior. She was a woman of prayer and devoted herself daily to pray for those in need. She loved being in the woman’s bible study and each one of those women were very precious to her. She was a loyal member of Foundation Church.

    After her kids were all grown her caregiving continued on in her grandchildren and the elderly. She was a caregiver for several women in the community over the course of 20 years. She nurtured each of them as she cooked, cleaned, and visited with them on a weekly basis. She truly was the epitome of what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. But it was her grandchildren that she enjoyed taking care of most. She devoted herself to being involved in each of her grandchildren’s lives as they were all very special to her. Each one of them in their own unique way had a special place in her heart.

    Marge passed away on Saturday, September 4th 2021 at the age of 81 at the Longhouse Nursing Home in Spencer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jim Horst, two brothers, Arly Bjorklund and Darreld Bjorklund; and her son Johnny Kress.

    Left to cherish her memory are three brothers Donald Bjorklund of Spencer, IA; Terry (Toni) Bjorkund of Marathon, IA; Ted (Connie) Bjorklund of Spencer, IA; sister Judy Williams of Perry, IA; daughter Deborah Helmke of Spencer, IA, son Kelly Kress of Ruthven, IA; son James Horst Jr. (Lisa) of Spencer, IA; 10 grandchildren Nicholas (Katie) Chapman of Spencer, IA; Jennifer (Tim) Von Ehwegen of Spencer, IA; Jamie (Josh) Bousquet of Spirit Lake, IA; Ty Helmke of Ruthven, IA; Sean Kress of Sioux City, IA; Jeramy Kress of Sioux City, IA; Zachary Jackson of Sioux City, IA; Drew Horst of Spencer, IA; Abigail Horst of Spencer, IA; Lauren Horst of Spencer, IA; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, September 10, 2021 at Foundation Church in Spencer, Iowa

The services will be livestreamed on the following link:"
Pastor Nick Hanges
Honorary Bearers
Nick Chapman
Jennifer Von Ehwegen
Jamie Bousquet 
Ty Helmke
Drew Horst
Abby Horst
Lauren Horst
Sean Kress
Jeramy Kress
Zachary Jackson
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00P.M., Thursday evening at Foundation Church in Spencer.
"I'll Fly Away"
"I Can Only Imagine"
By Terry Klein
Burial will be at a later date.


Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM
“So sorry to hear this. You are in our thoughts and prayers!”
- Deb Mechler
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Saddens me to hear of Marjorie. She was a very lovely lady!”
- Chavon Parks Struve
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Jim & Family, So sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort.”
- Dee & Gary Kilpatrick
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Marge was a firecracker. Growing up she taught a bunch of us girls to detassel corn. She ran a crew of us who would meet out in front of the pool and ride the bus out to the fields. I had never met anyone like her and rarely have since. She had a beautiful spirit, kind heart, and a great laugh plus she was just straight up pretty; blonde hair beautiful tan, great smile. She was an angel who walked among us. I was lucky to have known her.”
- Jojean Freeburg-Dikeman
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:06 PM
“We have many good memories of Marge and Jim. She was one of a kind. You have our heart felt sympathy.”
- Terry and Toni Bjorklund
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:06 PM
“Deb Sending condolences to you and your family!”
- Jay Santage
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your sweet Mother💗 She was such a kind loving lady and she loved her Savior Jesus Christ❤️ Prayers for the family and hugs🙏🙏🙏❤️”
- Carol Campbell
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“So sorry to hear about your Mom, Deb. Your memories, family and friends will all help you thru this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you!”
- Donna/Tom Malmgren
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11:40 AM
“Jim & Lisa- I as so sorry to hear of your Mother"s passing. My sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Joan Kallsen”
- Joan Kallsen
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:06 AM
“To all Marges family so very sorry for your lost have known all of you for years and know how she love all of you God comfort you all”
- Carol Kathman
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:06 AM
“Deb...sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts are with you.”
- Dorothy Machholz
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:43 AM
“Sympathies to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Laura Nissen
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“Am sending my Deepest Sympathy& Prayers to All of you for the loss of your mother. ”
- Rita Storm
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 12:21 PM
“To all of the Horst family and all the others related to Marg. She was definitely a person I will never forget. She always asked about my family she named every one of them. She has a special place in my heart. I truly will keep everyone in my prayers. She is with the angel's now. My condolences to all 🦋”
- Lori Oviatt
Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10:10 AM
“Im so sorry for your loss she will be missed Im glad I had a chance to get to know her and take care of her rest easy Marge....”
- Heidi sky
Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10:10 AM
“Deb, So sorry to hear the loss of your mom. Hold onto those special memories. Teresa Steuben ”
- Steuben Teresa
Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10:10 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of Marge's passing. May God give you peace during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.”
- Ruben and Donnis Stugart
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 10:17 AM
“We’re thinking of you all during this sad and difficult time. Sending healing HUGS and prayers 🙏”
- Rick and Shelly Holman
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 10:17 AM
“Marge was a fun, and upbeat lady with an infectious laugh! She was a good friend and always listened and encouraged me. I’ll forever be thankful for her persistence in getting Gary and me to attend church. She will be missed, but I’m glad she’s finally reunited with Jim. All our love and prayers to you, Jim and Lisa and family. ”
- Gary and Dori Lane
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 10:17 AM
“My prayers go out to you Jim, Lisa & kids. Marge was such a wonderful woman. I loved having conversations with you, I never knew where they would go and she was a wonderful prayer warrior. She will be greatly missed. Your family will be in my prayers, God bless you! ”
- Stephanie (Prince) Napp
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 10:17 AM
“Sympathy to all of you at this difficult time, cherish all those wonderful memories of this special lady!”
- Joan Johnson
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 10:16 AM
“Our hearts go out to your family in this time of sorrow. We are praying that your heart and soul find comfort & peace during this difficult time.”
- Amy, Dean & Jacob
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
- Denny Thomas and Family
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM
“Jim Lisa & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ”
- Rhonda Essick
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM
“Deb, Jen and families, so sorry to hear of your mom, grandma's passing. May happy memories bring peace and joy to you in the days to come.”
- Marcia A Nemmers
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