Marcia Kaehler Wideroe Loellbach

October 18, 1939 ~ July 23, 2018 (age 78)

Marcia Loellbach, 78, passed away on July 22, 2018 at her residence at The Lodge of Northbrook. She was born in Northbrook to Marshall and Bernice Wideroe on October 18, 1939. She lived most of her adult life in Evanston, Illinois. Though she was a psychologist by training, she spent most of her professional career working as a writer, editor, and administrator. She was an explorer at heart, traveling on quests—physical, spiritual, and artistic—to find meaning and create beauty. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James Loellbach and Janet Smith; her daughter and son-in-law, Susanne Loellbach and George Bodmer; her grandchildren, Jane and Sam Bodmer; her ex-husband and good friend, Herman Loellbach; and her sister, Jean Berkenstock and her family. She is also remembered with love by her dear, long-time friends and her wonderful new friends at The Lodge. Memorial service 3:00 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Lodge of Northbrook, 2220 Founders Drive, Northbrook IL 60062. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Connections for the Homeless (, the Evanston Animal Shelter ( or the Evanston Art Center ( appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Evanston Funeral & Cremation, Roland F. Weis director. Info 847 866-8843, condolence and guestbook at

Donations may be made to:

Connetions for the Homeless
2121 Dewey Avenue, Evanston IL 60201-3057
Tel: 1-847-475-7070

Evanston Animal Shelter
2310 Oakton Street, Evanston IL 60202
Tel: 1-847-866-5082

Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street, Evanston IL 60201
Tel: 1-847-475-5300

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