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Marcia L Oberlander (Skinner)

Marcia L Oberlander (Skinner)


Marcia L. (Oberlander) Skinner
September 28, 1944-December 12, 2018
Marcia L. Skinner, 74, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family.
She was born September 28, 1944 in Moline, Illinois, the daughter of Milburn Oberlander and Marian (Thompson) Oberlander.
Marcia was a member of the La Porte School PTO System and a girl scout leader for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her family and on Wednesday's she loved having dessert at Christo's with her girlfriends.
On September 26, 1972, in Evansville,Indiana, she married Larry E. Skinner who preceded her in death October 31, 2003.
She is survived by her three daughters, Mindy (Ronnie) Daugherty of Westville, IN, Melanie Mercado of La Porte, IN, Suzanne (Tedra) Ashley-Wannemehler of Champaign, IL; son, Dennis (Cindy) Skinner of Newburgh, IN; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and life long best friend, Della Wittgren of Hanna, IN.
Marcia was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband, and her twin sister, Margot Renihan.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Friday, December 14, 2018, from 9:00 am till 11:00 am. A life celebration will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., Friday December 14, 2018 at 11:00 am with Dennis Skinner officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 110 N. Bethesda, MD 20814.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.Marcia L. (Oberlander) Skinner
September 28, 1944-December 12, 2018
Marcia L. Skinner, 74, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family.
She was born September 28, 1944 in Moline, Illinois, the daughter of Milburn Oberlander and Marian (Thompson) Oberlander.
Marcia was a member of the La Porte School PTO System and a girl scout leader for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her family and on Wednesday's she loved having dessert at Christo's with her girlfriends.
On September 26, 1972, in Evansville,Indiana, she married Larry E. Skinner who preceded her in death October 31, 2003.
She is survived by her three daughters, Mindy (Ronnie) Daugherty of Westville, IN, Melanie Mercado of La Porte, IN, Suzanne (Tedra) Ashley-Wannemehler of Champaign, IL; son, Dennis (Cindy) Skinner of Newburgh, IN; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and life long best friend, Della Wittgren of Hanna, IN.
Marcia was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband, and her twin sister, Margot Renihan.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Friday, December 14, 2018, from 9:00 am till 11:00 am. A life celebration will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., Friday December 14, 2018 at 11:00 am with Dennis Skinner officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 110 N. Bethesda, MD 20814.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.



 
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12/14/18 03:50 PM #7    

Nancy A Groene (Bené)

I am very sorry to learn of Marcia's death. She and I talked about a month ago and she and I talked about the cancer. I meant to call her back. About a week ago, I was reminded of something that happened in Mrs. Roman's third grade class at Lincoln School. Marcia and I were classmates. And I thought that I would call Marcia and reminisce with her about Mrs. Roman and some of our classmates. But I didn't get around to making the call and I'm sorry.


12/14/18 06:03 PM #8    

Janet K Pease

I first met Marcia and Margo in John Deere Junior High.  I have home movies (from my Dad) of the 3 of us riding our bikes up on 7th street near old Moline Public Hospital, When I first found this site, Marcia was the first to contact me, telling me about Margot's passing.  I was crushed.  I can still see us riding our bikes in circles, having a wonderful time by Stephens Park.  It certainly sounds like Marcia had a full, complete life which not all of us can readily say.  They were in my homeroom with Miss Seidel (a cooking teacher I think) at John Deere.  Miss Seidel sent me to Miss Frank, Dean of Girls once for leading a prank in class.  We all dropped our books on the floor at the same time. My mother had to come with me to talk with Miss Frank.  Mom was not a happy camper.  I don't remember what my punisghment was, but I never deliberately dropped books on the floor again, neither did my high school classes in Colorado where I taught from1968 to 2018.


12/14/18 11:13 PM #9    

Mary E Wallaert (Wall)

I am so very sorry to read of Marcia's passing. She was always so fun and interesting to talk to. Will certainly miss her at our class reunions and bday parties. She is with her beloved Margot now.đź’–


12/15/18 12:35 AM #10    

Russell D Howard

Have never stopped thinking about Marcia or Margot for a very unique reason. Goes back to 8th grade when we guys were rather shy. My first date or dates were with both of them to a high school basketball game at Wharton Field House. They always wanted to be together.  I was proud and they were both laughing and full of talk. We each had a crush on the other. Did not last more than 6 weeks and we moved on with our teenage lives. Both of them were wonderful ladies. As was previously said, they are now both together again. Rest in peace. 


12/15/18 09:29 AM #11    

Linda M Wilt (Free)

I have been good friends with Marcia since John Deere.  We were in the same home room there.  We have shared many things over the years. I will miss her.

12/15/18 03:33 PM #12    

Dr. Thomas A Herbert

Russell's comment reminded me that I have been thinking about the twins quite a lot for the past 60 years. I had a crush on Margot and in the summer of '57 we sat on her front porch late in the evenings. I had a 9 PM curfew to be home so at a few minutes to 9 I would say goodnight and hop on my bike and race down 7th Street past Woodie's and Hamilton school, cut across the playground and make it home just a few minutes late. I must have done that 20 times that summer. I think I lacerated my lip a time or two on Margot’s braces in my haste to get on the bike.

I think I was with you Russell on that double date at the basketball game on January 31, 1958, because I remember sitting at the end behind the basket to the right of the scorer's table about half way up the bleachers. Both girls were there I remember. I remember the night because the announcer came on and told the audience that the United States had launched our first satellite, Explorer I, in orbit earlier in the day. Remember, we were all feeling deficient in our math and science education at that time because of the Soviets. I was uplifted by that event.

Later in the early summer of 1958, I was summoned to the A&W up by William Carr School for a root beer float and to hang out. Marsha was there too, and Helge had been hanging with her a lot. I always remember the Twins as almost one entity dressing and acting alike. Helge came riding up on his Cushman scooter (back then you could ride a scooter of less than 5HP at age 14). After the root beer float was well along in unison the Twins looked at us both and gave us the “let’s just be friends” send off.

I will continue my thoughts of those good times with the Twins. Peace to you both.

12/15/18 03:51 PM #13    

Eric J Gustavson

One of my fond memories of the  twins was how welcoming and fun they were when we moved from Chicago to Moline. That mean't so much to me as the new kid who didn't grow up with most of my classmate. Great gals,  both of them!


12/15/18 05:26 PM #14    

Patricia L Applegate (Horn)

Russ and Tom - your comments about the twins were so sweet.  thank you for you comments.  reminds me of what a great class we had.  oh sorry eric your comment as well.  

 

 


12/18/18 04:11 AM #15    

Alphonse Anders Jr

I'm glad that I had an opportunity to send Marcia a card expressing the love that Christ Jesus has for her and the time I had speaking with her on the phone.  My spirit connected with her Spirit knowing that she was already in the arms of Jesus Christ.   Live on Marcia.  


12/18/18 02:24 PM #16    

Lana R Jacobs

FYI TO ALL: Marcia's CELEBRATION of her life was WONDERFULL.I had asked God to give me some scriptures that described her. OMGSH...he gave me four. Marcia was not a big fan of "organized religion and that was no big deal because the fruit of her life can be read in Galations 5:22,23. Yep! Our God knew Marcia and Marcia knew our God. So privileged to know her and so happy knowing I will see her again.

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