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Johanna P. "Hannah" COLMAN
August "Gust" HOTOPP Jr.
Harriet Elizabeth "Eliza" ANDERSON
Arthur Elmer PALMQUIST
Mary Mable HOTOPP
Marjorie Jane PALMQUIST


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Leslie Lester LUKE

Marjorie Jane PALMQUIST
  • Born: June 2, 1926, Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA
  • Marriage: Leslie Lester LUKE on August 15, 1945 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA
  • Died: December 21, 2005, Tomball, Harris, Texas, USA at age 79 1
  • Buried: December 27, 2005, Klein Cemetery - Tomball, Texas

bullet  Noted Events In her Life:

  • Birth, June 2, 1926, Aurora, Illinois. picture

  • Census, April 1930, Aurora, Kane, Illinois. picture

    The following Palmquist family members are listed on this page:
    Mary, Wife, Age 27 (age at marriage: 20)
    Marjorie, Daughter, Age 3
    Kenneth, Son, Age 10/12

  • Marriage: Les Luke and Marjorie Palmquist were married, August 15, 1945, Aurora, Kane, Illinois. picture

  • Eulogy: was presented by her son, King Luke, December 27, 2005, in Tomball, Texas.
    "I would like to take a few moments to reflect on my mothers life on this earth. I asked for this honer to deliver these last few words on her behalf. I think I can speak for my sisters about how she tried to guide us through life, and explain life to us. I cannot tell you all of the stories about everyone, but I can tell you some of my own. When we were growing up, she always wanted us to get a college education. My sisters accomplished this, but I did not. She still supported me in this choice and encouraged me to be this at what I did. Same as when I was playing baseball, she was at every game. When I was very little she would try to explain the cycle of life to me. All I could understand then was the ice cream man. I was a little brat back then. If I went out went out to play and tore my pants or broke a window with a golf ball, I had to sit and wait for your Dad. She has told me that I had worn a pretty big groove in that porch. I got pretty good at replacing windows too. When I started to get a little older, what she had been telling me about the cycle of life was starting to make sense to me. I was reading the same thing in books now. That the life cycle was nothing more than a circle. Without your life complete, your circle was not complete. My thought was, how did she get so smart all of asudden? She has known for a number of years now, that her circle was complete. Just look at the number of relatives and friends here. She had a saying recently with my Dad and myself. If we were in her way, or bothering her, to go tend to our knitting. Only problem was we were told we could not keep count. We were to stupid. She would always laugh at the look on our faces. Let me just say that she has touched everyone of us here in one way or another. Whether she was your sister, aunt, grandma, greatgrandma, mother, or beloved wife, you have touched us all. I sure do wish I had a chance to put a groove in that porch one more time.

  • Obituary: Aurora Beacon News, December 26, 2005, Aurora, Illinois. picture

    Marjorie J. (Palmquist) Luke, born June 6, 1926 in Aurora, IL, passed away December 21, 2005 in Tomball, TX. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary (Hotopp) Palmquist; and her brother, Arthur "Buddy" Palmquist. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Leslie L. Luke; son, King Luke; daughters, Lark (Gordon) Small and Lynette (George) Barratt; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Dolores) Palmquist; sister, Joanne Darland; and many other family members and friends. marjorie graduated from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and West Aurora High School, Class of 1944, and later worked at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School as a secretary until her retirement. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM, Monday, December 26 at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball. Funeral Services will be held 10 AM Tuesday, December 27 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball. Rev. Jerome Teichmiller officiating. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park on FM 2920. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund in Tomball or the American Cancer Society.
  • Death, December 21, 2005, Tomball, Harris, Texas, USA. picture

  • Cemetery: Klein Cemetery, December 27, 2005, Tomball, Texas. picture


Marjorie married Leslie Lester LUKE, son of John Elvin LUKE and Doris ERICKSON, on August 15, 1945 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA. (Leslie Lester LUKE was born on March 10, 1924 in Haydock, Monroe, Iowa, USA 2 and died on December 18, 2009 in Tomball, Harris, Texas, USA.)



  1. Social Security Death Index,
    Name: Marjorie J. Luke SSN: 361-18-8602 Last Residence: 77375 Tomball, Harris, Texas Born: 2 Jun 1926 Died: 21 Dec 2005 State (Year) SSN issued:Illinois (Before 1951 ).
  2. Personal Information,
    Haydock was a mining camp in Monroe County Iowa.
    About 1921 as the mines at Buxton in Monroe County were playing out a new mining camp called Haydock, still in Monroe County, about 18 miles distance over hills and valleys from Buxton was starting up. Few of the citizens from Buxton were willing to follow the unstable life of a miner and so many opted to go to various cities. The camp had already been populated by many miners and their families, mainly from Illinois, and there were very few business opportunities available.