Marge Dick

Marge Dick

Marge Dick, 85, of Bismarck, passed away peacefully September 11, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Care Center surrounded by her loving family.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Bismarck Funeral Home.

Margerie Mary Reiswig was born March 1, 1934 to August and Mary (Wahl) Reiswig in Lincoln Valley, ND.  Marge grew up and attended school in McClusky.  After graduating high school she received her teaching certificate from Valley City State College.  She taught country school for a year and then moved to Portland, OR where she stayed two years before returning to reside in Bismarck.

In 1961, Marge married her true love, Duane Dick, and they made their home in Bismarck raising two children, Jeff and Mary.  Marge stayed home with them during the early years.  When the kids were in junior high, Marge held secretarial positions at Simle Middle School, Faith Lutheran Church, and the Farmer’s Home Administration, from which she retired in 1994.

Some of Marge’s greatest joys were spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sports, church, and school events.  She also loved weekends at the family cabin at Brush Lake, traveling to Cancun with Duane, as well as spending winters at their home in Yuma, AZ with several of Marge’s cousins and their spouses.    

Marge will be greatly missed by Duane, her husband of 58 years; son, Jeff (Terry) Dick, Bismarck; daughter, Mary (Steve) Selzler, Bismarck; grandchildren, Zach (Brooke Lentz) Selzler, Las Vegas, NV; Lexi (Cody) Macdonald, Sarah Selzler, and Emily Dick, all of Bismarck; Marlowe (Christy) McDowell, Rapid City, SD; and Randy (Nate) McDowell, of Thief River Falls, MN; and great-grandchildren, Taylor McDowell and Tarryn McDowell, Mandan, ND; and Max McDowell and Carson McDowell, Rapid City, SD.

She is preceded in death by her parents, August and Mary Reiswig, two brothers, Jim and Rodger Reiswig and an infant sister.


Kathy Poppke

My condolences to Duane, MaryJo , Jeff and families. May Marge rest in eternal life.

2019-09-11 18:15:18

Steve & Lynnelle Bossert
Our thoughts and prayers for all. Will miss her welcoming smile.

2019-09-14 11:12:17

Jodi Vogel
My most heartfelt thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy with you Jeff, Terry and the rest of your family during this most difficult time.

2019-09-14 14:47:54

George Reiswig
Duane, so sorry to hear about Marge’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I will always remember Marge – in some ways she was my father’s adopted daughter and had a special place in our family. I’m reminded of this poem: The Ship I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of strength and beauty, and I stand and watch her until she is only a ribbon of white cloud where the sea and sky seem to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, “There, she’s gone!” Gone? Gone where? Gone from my sight, that’s all. She is just as complete in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her precious freight to the place of destination. Her diminished appearance is in me—not in her. And at the very moment when someone at my side says, “There, she’s gone!” other voices shout with gladness “Here she comes!” And that is death. Death is only a horizon, and a horizon is the limit of our sight. Luther Beecher

2019-09-15 08:48:24

Don Braunagel
Duane, Jeff, and family, i was very sad to read about Marge passing. She was always in a great mood whenever i would happen to see her at Runway Express. She will be missed my many. What a great lady. Good thoughts and memories are sent.

2019-09-15 11:22:37

Lori  Hausauer
So sorry for your loss. I talk with Marge when she come into Herbergers and she was such a loving lady. Prayers to all of family and heaven got another great angle.

2019-09-16 07:47:48

Shirley and Jon Snider
Duane and Jeff and families: Take Care! Peace, prayers and blessing to all!

2019-09-16 08:01:53

Howard Walth
Sheri and I are so sorry to hear about Marge. You guys were such good neighbors and we miss you. Take good care of yourselves please.

2019-09-16 17:31:17

Tami Scherr
So sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Marge.

2019-09-17 06:33:35

Shyla Frusciante
I am so sorry to hear of Marge’s passing. I loved seeing her at Brush Lake while I was growing up – she had such a terrific smile and was always so kind to me! Sending you all lots of love.

2019-09-18 07:26:12
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