Marjory J. Skersick

January 19, 1918 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 102)


Marjory J. Skersick 102, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 5:02 P.M. Tuesday October 27, 2020, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

She was born on January 19, 1918 in Elkhart, Indiana, the daughter of Charles Iverson and Erdine (Kenyon) Wyland. While at a dance with friends in Michigan in 1937 she met one of the musicians, Glenn A. Skersick. Ten days later on July 29, 1937 in Auburn, Indiana they married. They enjoyed sixty four years of marriage before he passed away on May 6, 2001.

Mrs. Skersick along with her husband in the 1940’s had owned and operated the Leiters Ford Café in Leiters Ford, Indiana, where she developed a reputation for her home- made pies. She later became a licensed real estate agent working for Burke Miller Realty. She had also worked for the Rochester Sentinel.

A devout Christian lady, Mrs. Skersick had been an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, now Community Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon, Elder and in the Women’s Guild. She had been a board member with the Rochester/Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce, volunteering for many years with the Round Barn Festival leading people on the round barn tours and was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, quilting, knitting, golfing, taking walks, playing bridge and dancing with her late husband Glenn at The Elks to music from The Big Band era.  Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Penny (Michael) Terrone, Rochester, Indiana, Stephen (Judy) Skersick, Greenwood, Indiana, Michael C. (Tami) Skersick, LaGrange, Georgia, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Glenn Skersick, a sister, a half -brother and a half-sister.

Private services will be observed. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Private Services

Odd Fellows Cemetery
620 W. 3rd Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975

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