Marjorie “Marge” Ellen (Niuman) Breckner, age 103, of Cardington, Ohio died peacefully in her home comforted by family, on January 16, 2021. Born in Alliance, Ohio on August 30, 1917. She was the youngest child of Lester and Nellie Niuman and had one brother, Hugh of New Philadelphia who proceeded her in death.
Marjorie married Henry “Hank” P. Breckner in 1940. The couple shared 40 years and many memories together before Hank’s death in 1980.
Marge graduated from Alliance High School in 1935 & Canton Business School. She worked as a secretary at McCaskey Register & Co in Alliance. In 1946, she & the family moved to Cardington, Ohio. Over the years, she was employed by the Putnam Company as secretary & notary for purchasing land for the I-71 freeway, at the White House Dress Shop, secretary to Reverend Ron Eppler at Cardington First United Methodist Church and teacher’s aide at Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools. She retired from Cardington-Lincoln Local school district.
Marge worshipped at Cardington First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her membership in UMW and various church committees. A member of the original Morrow County Hospital Auxiliary, she held several committee jobs and volunteered for over 50 years. She served on the Cardington Public Library Board, Tree & Beautification Committee and Garden Club.
In addition to her husband, parents, and brother, she was proceeded in death by many close friends.
Marge was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed following Buckeye football & basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball. She enjoyed playing Bridge, Euchre and most recently the game King’s in The Corner. When she was able, she enjoyed her daily coffee breaks at Al’s Restaurant until it closed and then Suz-e-Q’s with many friends.
Enjoying good health throughout most of her lifetime the span of which was witness to many historical events and occasions including 17 Presidents, 2 World Wars, additional armed international conflicts, the Depression, and man’s “walk on the moon” to name a few. Misfortune touched her and others on June 13, 1981. On that day she found herself under a table at Al’s Restaurant with good friend Ruth Longworth, protected against the tornado passing over head. It destroyed much of her beloved town….and family home at 130 East Main. As always with a strong spirit and attitude for life she recovered by selling the property to the Cardington Library, and moving to her current home. The east wing of the Library now sits on the original home site.
She will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Chris Breckner, Cardington, son Scott of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and special niece Becky (Richie) Hollenbaugh, Peoria, Arizona. She is survived by grandchildren Jackie and Matt Meyers, Cardington, Kelly and Nora Breckner, Hilliard, Jeff (Noelle Gravely and daughter Maliah Marquette) Breckner, Cardington, Katie and Colin Hansen, Cardington. Dr. Fritz Breckner, Okemos, Michigan, Peter and Laura Breckner, Horton, Michigan, Dr.’s Gretchen and Hunter Hsu, Anderson, South Carolina, Heidi and Ben Stoddard, Dallas, Texas, and Carrie Breckner mother of Fritz, Peter, Gretchen and Heidi. Great grandchildren Zachary Meyers, Camrie Meyers, Griffin Breckner, Nolan Breckner, Jarin Breckner, Gabe Hansen, Ellee Hansen, Lillian Breckner.
Gompf Funeral Service of Cardington is honored to be chosen to assist the Breckner family with Marge’s final wishes. A graveside service at the Glendale Union Cemetery will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Paul Turner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cardington First United Methodist Church, Cardington Public Library and to Hospice of Morrow County for their support and compassion during her final days.
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