Escanaba- Marsha Jo Bjorkquist, 64, of 4688 Marie L.45 Lane, Escanaba, passed away with family by her side on Monday, November 10, 2014, at Bishop Noa Home following a nine year struggle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born May 28, 1950, in San Francisco, California, the daughter of William and Dovey (Mitchell) Satterwhite.
On January 30, 1978, she married Francis Bjorkquist in Escanaba.
She was employed by K-Mart, and later became a cosmetologist, worked at several local shops, taught at the cosmetology school, and owned her own shop. She enjoyed archery and was an avid reader.
Marsha is survived by her husband, Francis of Escanaba; four daughters, Paulette Larson of Escanaba, Sherri (Dale) Palequin of Gladstone, Dawn Bjorkquist of Linwood, NC, and Wendy (Brett) Wagner of Omaha, NE; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (David) Cheneweth of El Paso, TX, Darla Fender of Whitney, TX; and brother, Paul (Carrie) Satterwhite of Powell, WY.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Lynn, Bobby, and Walter Satterwhite; and by sister, Diane Thomas.
As Marsha’s wish was for cremation, there will be no viewing. The family will receive family and friends on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 3-5pm at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 5pm at the funeral home with Deacon Terry Saunders officiating.
Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Bjorkquist family.