Marjorie “Marge” Brockamp,96, of Morrisonville passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:25 p.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
She was born on August 28, 1924 on her family farm Northwest of Harvel, Ill., the daughter of John Lawrence and Lula Mae (Kearns) Langen. She attended Gutharie and Mt. Vernon country schools, and was one of the last surviving graduates of Harvel High School, graduating in 1941. In 1943, she graduated from Springfield Junior College with a degree in business. During college, she worked at the Sangamon Ordnance Plant near Illiopolis, and after college, she worked for the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
On September 14, 1948, she married Leo Brockamp, and together they raised four boys on the family farm south of Morrisonville, and later founded Brockamp Farms, Inc. Over the next six decades, she served her family, church and community in many ways. She volunteered her time towards the Morrisonville American Legion Auxiliary, National Catholic Society of Foresters, Illinois and Mid-State Pork Producers, and St. Maurice Parish having served as the parish secretary. In 2013, she was awarded the Magnificat Award for her service to St. Maurice Parish by Bishop Thomas Paprocki.
In her spare time, Marge was especially talented at organizing and editing local history books. Between 1948 and 2019 she created several dozen scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the Morrisonville and Panhandle communities featuring weddings, birth announcements, deaths, anniversaries, and other historical events. In 1972, she collaborated with several other individuals to produce the Morrisonville Centennial book. Her other collaborations include the 125-year history book of St. Maurice Parish in 1995, and the 125-year history book of Morrisonville in 1997. In 1998, she and a distant cousin co-authored the Langen-Todt family history book which contains birth, death, and marriage information for nearly 1,500 family members covering 8 generations.
She is survived by her sons, Joe (Bonnie) Brockamp of Springfield, John (Marla) Brockamp and Dale (Kendra) Brockamp both of Morrisonville. Her grandchildren, Beth (Kirk) Petroski, Alex, Kara, and Maria Brockamp, great-granddaughter, Aunna Beranek, and several nephews, nieces, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Phil Brockamp, grandson Rob Brockamp, and sisters Mary Lou Langen (infant) and Genevieve (Howard) Wilson.
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. Florent Kanga, S.A.C. as celebrant.
Interment will follow the mass at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville. Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Marge, or offer condolences to her family.