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Marion Stelzer

Marion Figley Stelzer died at home on April 30th, 2023 after a long illness.   She was born in Kansas City, Kansas in May of 1925.

She attended the University of Kansas and graduated as a Physical Therapist.  She subsequently worked at the University of Missouri hospital during the polio epidemic and met her husband Glenn I. Stelzer who was a student there.  They moved to Wilmington when he began his career with Hercules and she worked at the A.I. Institute until starting a family.  Over the decades and through many corporate moves she became an active contributing member of every community in which she lived.  She will be remembered in Delaware for her participation in the SPCA, The Wilmington Kennel Club and Tri-State Bird Rescue.

Marion is survived by her husband of 74 years, Glenn Stelzer, her two daughters, Susan Dickinson of Fareham, England and Jeanne Stelzer of Carson City, Nevada, Nancy Stelzer the wife of her late son Donn Stelzer, four grandsons and three great grandchildren.

Funeral Services

The funeral will be held at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707, on Saturday June 10th, 2023 at 12:00 PM. A visitation will be held immediately prior, beginning at 11:00AM.  Family flowers only please.  Memorial contributions can be made in Marion’s name to Tri-State Bird Rescue.

Tri-State Bird Rescue


    Gary Marden writes,
    She was a wonderful thoughtful neighbor for many years in the 60’s she even mended my head when I ran into the garage door one day. Always so kind 🙏 rest in peace.
    05/09/2023 10:04 am
    Andrea Howey-Newcomb lit a candle and writes,
    I loved working with Marian at Tri-State Bird Rescue. I worked with her for close to 15 years! I knew my Monday shifts were in good hands when she was helping. She is loved and she will be missed! I am so honored I knew her and I a smile will always come to my face when I think of all my memories with her!
    05/09/2023 02:46 pm
    Deborah Parker Gary lit a candle and writes,
    I enjoyed meeting Marion at Osher Lifelong Learning, and also, took a class about women of the West from her. For many years we were in a class, where we were writing our memoirs, and then after the class, several of us would go to lunch at Elizabeth’s. Because of COVID, I wasn’t able to see her for a few years, but will always remember her!
    05/13/2023 12:07 pm
    Russell Craig writes,
    Condolences to Glenn and all of Marion's family. Her skills and energy made a difference wherever she lived and our world is much better for her having lived in it.
    05/13/2023 08:59 pm
    Bonnie S. White lit a candle and writes,
    Marion loved her life and made wonderful stories about it and her forbearers who settled the West. She inspired ME! I am donating to her cause from my IRA. Hope it gets there soon. Glen, you were lucky to be married to a lovely woman. Best wishes to you now. Bonnie White
    06/05/2023 01:53 pm
    Deborah Price writes,
    I had the privilege of knowing Marion through my parents Carolyn and Bill Price. And sooo many interesting conversations of her life and adventures! Unfortunately loosing touch as considerable health issues on my part. My Mom and Dad had many joyous adventures with Marion and Glen. The two couples were very close. Mom and Dad are surely welcoming Marion in Heaven and are sending Glen prayers for comfort of his loss.
    06/06/2023 07:09 am
    ANITA STERLING writes,
    Glenn: Sorry to learn about Marion's passing. I remember seeing you both at OLLI Medical Lecture series and at the Mini Medical School at Christiana.
    06/09/2023 09:24 am

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