Orla Majer


     Orla Majer passed peacefully from this world and into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at LifeCare Roseau Manor in Roseau, MN, at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 17 days.


      Orla Idell Myrtle Reierson, the daughter of Obert & Ida (Bjerk) Reierson, was born on March 21, 1923 in Holt, MN.  She graduated from Greenbush High School in 1942.  She married Clarence Majer on June 28, 1942 at Poplar Grove Lutheran Church at rural Strathcona, MN.  They farmed and Orla worked as a Nurse’s Aide, LPN and a Ward Coordinator at the Greenbush Hospital and later at the Roseau Area Hospital until she retired in 1990.


      Orla was an active member of Poplar Grove Lutheran Church, where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and the Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau, where she was active in the Ladies Aid.  Orla possessed a great sense of humor.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, coffee time with family and friends.  She loved watching the local kids play UND Sioux hockey games.  She was dedicated to her work, enjoyed family, church, music and family gatherings.


      She is survived by:  One daughter, Dana (Ron) Myers, of Anchorage, Alaska,   

 daughter-in-law, Caroline Majer, of  Roseau, MN, grandchildren:  Mitchell (Heidi) Sather,  Heidi (Oscar) Whitchurch,  Muret Crane,  Clark (Kaydell) Majer,  Shirley (Jack) Danielson,  Michael (Ariel) Myers, & Rachel (Nick) Humphreys,  great-grandchildren:  Sean (Sarah) Sather,  Jesse (Brittany) Sather, Blake, Micaela & Wyatt Whitchurch,  Krystle (Adam) Gerdes, Candice Lindland, Kendall Majer, Macy Majer, Erica (Dustin) Mertens, Jenna Wensloff, Tylor (Channing) Wojciechowski,  several great-great-grandchildren, and one sister:  Sharron Williams of Duluth, MN.


      She was preceded in death by her parents, Obert & Ida Reierson, husband, Clarence Majer,  son, Clair Majer, daughter & son-in-law,Carmen & Dean Sather,  son-in-law, Joe Crane,  sisters, Betty Haugen, Beverly Swan, Shelby Ostmo,  brother, Virgil Reierson, and a great-great-granddaughter, Raegan Sather.


       A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Messiah Lutheran Church of Roseau with Pastor Michael Beery and Pastor Todd Erickson, officiating. Vocal music was provided by Sara Carpenter and Pastor Todd Erickson. Joyce Hulst was at the organ.  Honorary Pallbearers were John Haugen, Grant Williams, Robbie Swan, Jerry Reierson and Laurel Majer.


      Inurnment was in Poplar Grove Lutheran Cemetery at rural Strathcona, MN.  Arrangements were with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush, MN.