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“Condolences to the Collen families from Trish Richardson and Family ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: patricia richardson - knoxville, TN

“Condolences to the Colleen families from Trish Richardson and Family ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: patricia richardson - knoxville, TN

“My deepest condolences to Deb and all of the Collen family. Your Mom will be missed...she was a great lady. I so enjoyed getting to know her when...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Nemechek Heidner - Algona, IA

“Deb and Family, No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that your Mom is now resting in the arms...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Sonya Bailey - Lehigh, IA

“Margie was a wonderful aunt and seamstress. She sewed Raggedy Ann dolls for me and my sisters. Wish I still had mine but it burnt in the house fire...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Michelle (Lambert) Cummins

“Marge is one of those people that you always saw with a smile. She was responsible for many of the quilts that were done for LRW in addition to all...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Swanson - Dayton, IA

“Marge invited me to my first quilt retreat at Twin Lakes. I learned so many quilting skills from her. She was a wonderful quilter and an even better...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Knopf - Dayton, IA

Marjorie J. Collen, 85, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton. Marjorie's wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Pastor Arhiana Shek will officiate. Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries & condolences please visit:

Marjorie June Lambert, daughter of Arthur and Frances (Selim) Lambert was born on September 12, 1929, on a farm northwest of Dayton. She attended schools in Burnside and Lanyon.

On May 8, 1948, Marjorie was united in marriage to Donald Collen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple operated a farm at Gowrie and then moved to a farm northeast of Dayton. For many years Marjorie operated a sewing business from her home northeast of Dayton. Don and Marjorie moved into Dayton in May of 2004.

Marjorie belonged to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton, ELCW, Dayton Women's Club. She loved quilt retreats and she made many quilts.

Survivors include her children, Bette (Ron) Jolliffe of Huxley, Iowa, Steven (Kay) Collen, Debra (Norm) Vegors, and Kerry (Coleen) Collen all of Dayton, Iowa, and Kevin (Colette) Collen of Garner, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Lambert of Coon Rapids, Minnesota and Chuck Lambert of Harcourt, Iowa; three sisters, Geneva Hiveley of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Bonnie Youngdale of Webster City, Iowa and Maxine Worrall of Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 63 years, Donald in October of 2011; two brothers, Gary and Dennis Lambert.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.