Marjorie J. Rehmstedt, 95, of Belmont, died on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Southwest Health Center Hospital, Platteville. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Belmont. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery, Belmont. Friends could call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Marjorie J. Rehmstedt Memorial Fund. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.
Marjorie was born on Sept. 15, 1921 in the Cottage Inn area of rural Belmont, daughter of Raymond “Ray” and Martha (Snyder) Sornberger. She was united in marriage to J. Willus “Grump” Rehmstedt on Nov. 30, 1946 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church rectory, Truman. He preceded her in death on June 24, 2003. She graduated from Belmont High School in 1939 and attended cosmetology school in Madison. After graduating from cosmetology school she worked in Monroe and Mineral Point. In 1945 she opened the first beauty salon in Belmont where she worked until her retirement in 1981. Marjorie was a charter member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. She was an honorary member of St. Philomena Altar Society where she was past president.
She is survived by her son, Tom (Georgia) Rehmstedt of Rockford, Ill.; daughter, Mary (Steve) Spensley, grandchildren, Jeff (Jenni Medema) Spensley, Robyn (Jamie) Reuter and great-grandchildren, Macy and Emilee Reuter all of Belmont; sister, Joan (Virgil) Steinhoff of Rochester, Minn.; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Martens of Phoenix, Ariz. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, Dorothy Ann Sornberger, Mary Pat Martens and Helen Frontz, brothers, John and Raymond Sornberger, Jr., brothers-in-law, Frederick Rehmstedt and Russell Frontz and sisters-in-law, Helen Rehmstedt and Evelyn Lowry.