In loving memory of

Marjorie Hewitt
September 30, 1925 - August 3, 2021

Marjorie (Margie) Hewitt of St. Charles, passed away on August 3, 2021 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN, at 95 years and 10 months of age.
Marjorie Alice Selleck was born on September 30, 1925 at Winona General Hospital in Winona, Minnesota to Joseph R. and Caroline C. (Heim) Selleck. She grew up on a farm 7 miles northeast of St. Charles. Growing up on the farm, Margie learned to drive horses, milk cows, feed pigs and chickens and do whatever other chores needed to be done. The Selleck family belonged to St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Elba, MN where Margie was baptized, made her First Holy Communion and was confirmed.
Margie went to kindergarten at rural Oakview School and later attended school at Summit and Dublin rural schools. After finishing the 8th grade, she rode the school bus to high school in St. Charles. She graduated from St. Charles High School in 1943, 12th in her class of 40 students. After graduation, she traveled to California where she worked in a Conservation Office for the summer. After returning to Minnesota, Margie worked at the Watkins Company in Winona and then as a bookkeeper for the Lewiston Co-operative for 7 years.
On November 11, 1950, Marjorie and James Henry Hewitt of St. Charles were married at Lewiston, MN. The couple lived in Lewiston until September of 1951 and then briefly in rural LaCrescent. In 1952, they moved to St. Charles where they purchased what would be the Hewitt family home in St. Charles for the next 67 years. Margie and James had 7 children and she was a stay-at-home mom until the youngest went to school. In 1971, Margie went to work at North Star Foods in St. Charles. In 1978, she was hired as a clerk/typist for the City Clerk and Public Utilities office for the City of St. Charles, retiring in 1988. James was the Chief of Police for the City of St. Charles for 25 years. James, Margie's best friend and high school love, died on April 18, 1999.
Margie has been a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles since 1952. In her spare time, Margie enjoyed embroidery of pillowcases and tablecloths, sewing, making quilts, tending her flower beds, baking, working crossword puzzles every day and was an avid reader. She was an election judge, served on the St. Charles Public Library Board and was a member of the Selleck Researcher's Association. Both she and James volunteered for Meals
On-Wheels. She greatly enjoyed travel, bus tours and family gatherings.
Margie is survived by her children: Kathryn (Gary) Feine of Preston, Loren (Deb) of Rochester, Luanne (Scott) Hoeft of St. Charles, Jan (Antonio) Planells of Rochester, Robert (Barb) of Rochester, Joseph (Renee) of St. Charles and Jason (Jennifer) of Anamosa, lowa. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren (Lucas, Caleb, Shane, Spencer, Carissa, Molly, Elizabeth, Heather, Dillon, Mitchell and Logan), 12 great-grandchildren, her sister, Ruth Selleck Lamke and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, an infant grandson, her sisters, Mary Selleck McGee, Joanne Selleck Steinhoff, and brothers-in-law, A.R. McGee, Thomas Steinhoff and Jim Lamke, mother-in-law Florence Hewitt and father-in-law Henry Hewitt.
The Hewitt Family extends very special thanks to Pat, Mary, Rachel, Maria, Maricella, Rosie, Chris, Tricia and Ashlyn, her wonderful, kind and loving caregivers who made it possible for her to stay in her home as long she could. You are angels! Also, many thanks to the staffs of Seasons Hospice and Chosen Valley Care Center for the kindness, care and support we received for Mom and for our family as well. We will be forever grateful to all of you!
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 7 at 11:00AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church beginning at 10:00AM until the time of Mass. Burial at Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles will take place at a later date. The Hoff Funeral Home of St. Charles is assisting Margie's family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to Seasons Hospice, the SCHS Scholarship Fund, or the St. Charles Borromeo Church.


Elba Julia Jacobs wrote on Aug 13, 2021:

"Dear Marge it was an honor for me to have met you. And now I am honored to have your daughter Jan as my daughter-in-law. What a surprise for me to see that you were baptized, confirmed, and received your first communion in the Catholic Church of the town of Elba. MN. I went to Elba many times when we were living in MN for a while. It was a way to honor my mother, who was named Elba. I felt your departure was a real loss, not only for your children but also for any one that had the privilege to have met you. See you soon my friend. Love, Elba"

Tom and Deanna Tollin wrote on Aug 6, 2021:

"Our heartfelt sympathies to the Hewitt family. Tom and I always enjoyed our conversations with her. She always had a smile and enjoyed teasing Tom about the shenanigans Tom and Joe got into in their younger years. She was the matriarch of your family and will be missed by many. Hugs for peace and comfort! Tom and Deanna"

Kathy Decker wrote on Aug 5, 2021:

"Our sincere sympathy to the Hewitt family, your mom was a class act! Paul and Kathy Decker"

judi pronk wrote on Aug 5, 2021:

"No matter the number of years it is always too soon to lose your Mom. She must have been a wonderful woman. My sympathies. Judi Pronk"

Terry Timm wrote on Aug 5, 2021:

"My deepest condolences to Jason and the entire family."

Bob and Ann Jones wrote on Aug 5, 2021:

"Our thoughts are with all the family. Bob and Ann Jones (Cornwall,England)"

Tim Klenk wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"My condolences to Marge?s family. She treated me like family when I moved to St.Charles to work with James. She, James and their family made me feel so welcome. I will miss stopping by to see her when I get home. "

Joanne small wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"To all of Margs family Sincere sympathy . Absolutely enjoyed Marg she was always so fun to be around Hugs and prayers to you all. Larry and Joanne"

Tom Brownell wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"Loren and family, my deepest sympathy on the death of your Mom. May she Rest In Peace, Amen."

Mardy Midler wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"My sympathy to all of Marge?s family. May God comfort you and give you peace. She was a great lady."

Janell Dahl wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"Our sincere sympathy to your entire family. Marge will be missed by many. She had a wonderful quirky sense of humor. I am sure it meant so much to be in her home as long as she could. I know many of you helped a lot with keeping her there. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you Marge and may you R.I.P. Orv and Janell Dahl"

Karen Henry wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"What a neat lady. Alway enjoyed her sense of humor. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry."

Bill Eckles wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"My sympathy and condolences on the death of Margie. She will always be a special lady who I will always think fondly of I have enjoyed working with her when she was at City Hall and always cherish the visits and coffee at her home. May you all find comfort in knowing that many are holding you in their hearts and remembering along with you."

Tom & Olivia Heim wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"Our sympathy and prayers to the family. Tom has many happy memories of his cousin, from way back. Olivia had the pleasure of knowing Marge, before she was acquainted with Tom. She has always been loved by both of us, and was a friend of my sister, Betty, back in Lewiston. "

Gary & Shirley Neumann wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the entire family during this difficult time. I have very good memories of fun times with Margie when we bowled on the same team together in St Charles and at tournaments. Marge will be missed but not forgotten. Shirley "

Kris Pedersen wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"Wonderful lady. She will be missed by family and friends but will stay in their hearts forever. Our sympathy to her entire family. Jim & Kris Pedersen"