Marion Blumreiter Trumpf

Marion Blumreiter Trumpf

April 17, 1931 - September 25, 2010

Marion Blumreiter Trumpf

April 17, 1931 - September 25, 2010


Marion B. Trumpf, 79 years old, passed away at home in Lake Forest, California on September 25, 2010.

Marion was born on April 17, 1931 in Wisconsin to the late Bertha and Fritz Blumreiter who emigrated from Germany. Her only sibling, Robert Blumreiter is deceased. She lived in both Wisconsin and California before settling in South Orange County in 1972. Marion had two marriages and was widowed in 1974 with the passing of Forrest Jerome Trumpf. Marion had three children. She is survived by daughters Gretchen Trumpf and Lieschen Lavine; and granddaughter Shaina Lavine. Her son, Paul Mc Vicker is deceased. Marion deeply loved her children and granddaughter.

Marion’s career was in real estate. Another talent of her many talents was culinary and we, who have sat at her table for whatever occasion, will miss the delectable experience of her delicious meals and her colorful conversations and stories. Marion appreciated the ‘the finer things in life’ and sustained strong friendships extending back from grade school to present.

Marion had health and personal challenges especially in the last two years of her life. She adapted graciously and grew facing these challenges. Her courage and perseverance to live well, to be as independent as possible and to maintain her social network was inspiring. Thanks to her many friends who supported her until her body just wore out.

Marion was cremated on September 30, 2010 and her remains currently reside in Long Beach, California.

A commemorative gathering will be held for Marion B. Trumpf to celebrate and remember her life on November 6th from 2 to 5 PM at Crush Wine Bar and Restaurant, 22741 Lambert St., Lake Forest, CA 92630.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the following:

A donation payable to Gretchen Trumpf at 4624 E. Vista St., Long Beach CA 90803 for the Estate of Marion B. Trumpf.

A donation to The Expand a Forest Program in the City of Lake Forest, California to have a tree planted in Marion’s name. Call the City of Lake Forest at 949-461-3480.

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20 responses to Marion Blumreiter Trumpf

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  1. We will miss her so much. Always enjoyed her weekly telephone calls. We would share recipes, and she enjoyed cooking for friends and for Gretchen. We shared many memories from 1953, when I came here from Germany, at age 12. I looked up to her while adjusting to a new country, where she would educate me in the everyday things, as well as the new language. I always admired her beautiful handwriting. First thing she suggested for me to get rid of my pigtails, and rather have a ponytail. She was very much into fashion, as well as knitting beautiful argyle socks. We will miss her so much. It was such a shock to hear her pass away. She always invited me to come and visit her. I wish I would have! Her cousin, Irmgard and family.

  2. Dear Gretchen, Dear Lieschen

    I am so sorry that your mother my cousin passed away. Now you will have to carry on without her. Especially you two daughters, but also all her other relatives and friends will miss her.

    I believe it was 1952 when my sister Irmgard and I met your mother for the first time. She must have been about 21 years old at that time, making the big trip overseas with her mother, your grandmother Bertha. Not long after that, my mother Ida, sister Irmgard and I came to the United States and in 1982 your mother, your grandfather Fritz, my wife Elaine and I flew back to Germany for a three week trip to visit all the relatives again. Your mother enjoyed the trip and we all had good times with the relatives, meeting many of them for the first time. Your mother did a lot of shopping on this trip and some “things” she just had to have, were probably still in her house when she died.

    As you know, we sent emails back and forth and talked over the phone quite often. She always sounded upbeat even when her health could have been better in the last few years. I will miss all that.

    Best wishes to both of you.
    Werner Koeslin

  3. I am saddened by the news that my good friend and classmate Marion has passed away. We shared our grade school and high school years together beginning in second grade. She was the girl with pig tails that I sat behind in Bethesda Lutheran School in Milwaukee and rode the bus with to the north side to get home. We graduated grade school, were confirmed together and then attended Rufus King HS together and graduated it. My wife and I loved Marion, a free spirit, independent and unique and a real person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and memories remain with me.

  4. Cheryl Korte says:

    My deepest sympathy to Marion’s family on your loss. Marion touched so many lives through real estate and her caring ways. She was always dressed to perfection and shared many engaging stories. I enjoyed exchanging cooking ideas with her and she gladly shared her expertise. She will be dearly missed.

    Marion, thank you for the many blessings you shared with all of us.

  5. When I think of my mom’s cousin Marion the first words that come to me is she was one of the classiest ladies I have known. She always had such a grace and style to her that always brought a smile to my face. Our visits were few but every time she did travel to the Milwaukee area we shared some time together. I did have a chance to show her our new home on Big Cedar and I do think that was our last visit just a few years ago. Since my mom Irmgard spoke with her often I would always get the updates on Marion and always felt like I was still part of her life. Just this fall my mom and I were planning on traveling to California and part of the trip was to visit Marion who has been inviting us to visit for years. We never made it and that was my fist regret in hearing that she had passed. Marion I hope you always know that you were and still are always in our hearts and you will be missed. Diane Sobotta Daugther of Irmgard and Ed Mitscherling

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