Marjorie Birmingham Obituary
 
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Marjorie Birmingham

April 28, 1925 - May 16, 2014
Obituary

Marjorie A. (Korndorfer) Birmingham Birmingham, Marjorie Arlynn, of Ann Arbor, age 89, passed away on May 16, 2014 after a long illness. Marge was born in Ann Arbor on April 28, 1925 to Ernest Christian and Minnie Ella (Hertler) Korndorfer. She was proud to be a "A2 townie" (growing up on the old west side) and of her all-German heritage. Her family joked that she knew, or was related to, almost every German in Ann Arbor and Saline (the Hertler family stomping grounds). When on a Nursing School rotation in Detroit , she met and fell for a young Irish-Danish Canadian who was there working for the Canadian National Railroad. The rest...
Marjorie A. (Korndorfer) Birmingham

Birmingham, Marjorie Arlynn, of Ann Arbor, age 89, passed away on May 16, 2014 after a long illness. Marge was born in Ann Arbor on April 28, 1925 to Ernest Christian and Minnie Ella (Hertler) Korndorfer.
She was proud to be a "A2 townie" (growing up on the old west side) and of her all-German heritage. Her family joked that she knew, or was related to, almost every German in Ann Arbor and Saline (the Hertler family stomping grounds). When on a Nursing School rotation in Detroit , she met and fell for a young Irish-Danish Canadian who was there working for the Canadian National Railroad. The rest is history. In 1947 she was married to William Ambrose Birmingham at the St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church in Detroit. Surviving are her daughters Carol (David Sisk) Birmingham, Kitt (Willy) Dobos, Terese Birmingham, Denise (Jon) Yost; grandchildren, Valerie (Shannon
Russeau) Quiroz-Gillum, Erik (Leslie) and Andrew (Sarah) Dobos, Caren and Christian LaBelle, Nathan, Kerry, Jodie and Jesse Yost; great-grandchildren, Tony Gillum III, Mario and Maya Russeau, and Emery Dobos. Marge was a graduate of Ann Arbor High School class of 1943 and The University of Michigan School of Nursing class of 1947.
In her long career Marge worked in the newborn nursery at Beaumont Hospital; in a Pediatrics Office in Rochester and then returned to A2 to work at U of M hospital for 26 years (primarily in Hematology/Oncology) until her retirement in 1988. She was loved by both co-workers and patients. She was preceded in death by her
husband Bill, an infant son and her parents. While Marge was an only child she was fortunate to have many cousins whom she loved and who were like brothers and sisters to her. Per Marge's request cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Interment will be held at the Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Michigan. If you wish, please make a donation in her name to any of the following charities: The Humane Society of Huron Valley (www.hshv.org), Salvation Army (www.usc.salvationarmy.org), or to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation (www.themmrf.org). The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Hillside Terrace in Ann Arbor for the camaraderie and care she received while a resident there. Liebe mutter ruhe in frieden
Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.

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"My memories of Marge are from so many family gatherings: Christmases, Thanksgiving dinners, and birthdays. She had such a sweet disposition. I'm so glad..." Steve Yost (Lexington, MA)

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