GWINN, Mich. - Margaret Ellen Lindberg, nee Weber, died peacefully at Eastwood Nursing Center under the care of Lake Superior Hospice and Eastwood's caring staff, surrounded by her children on March 22, 2013. She was 72 years old.
Born in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin in a farmhouse in Liberty Township on August 27, 1940, Marge was raised in St. Nazianz, Wis., and graduated from St. Gregory High School in 1959. She then went to school in Milwaukee and became a beautician.
She met her late husband, Richard, and they married in August of 1963. After residing in Milwaukee they moved to Richard's hometown of Gwinn, Mich., in 1965. They raised three children in the Gwinn area, Lisa Lindberg of Redlands, Calif., Laura Lindberg of Marquette and Lance Lindberg of Gwinn.
Margaret E. Lindberg
Richard died in July of 2009 at the age of 70. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Margaret Weber and brothers-in-law, Dick Smasal, George Radysh and Hans Mueller.
Marge worked for many years as a hair stylist at the Knight's Pawn in Gwinn. She was a dedicated parishioner of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a regular volunteer at the St. Vincent De Paul store and food pantry. She also taught catechism classes for many years when her children were in elementary school. Marge was later involved in the Merry Mixers at the Gwinn Clubhouse and volunteered during the lunches.
She was a great lover of animals, especially the various family pets over the years.
In addition to her children, Marge is also survived by six sisters, Susan Mueller of Manitowoc, Wis., Mary (Carter) Kuhl of Milwaukee, Wis., Bette (Fred) Radtke of Chilton, Wis., Rose Smasal of New Holstein, Wis., Jeanne (Radysh) (John) Oury of Glendale Heights, Ill., and Sara Weber of Manitowoc, Wis.; and a brother, Joe (Ginny) Weber of St. Nazianz, Wis.; great-aunt, Cordelia Weber of Wauwatosa, Wis. and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 12 Noon at St. Anthony Catholic Church with the Rev. John Boyle officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the mass in the Baraga Room in the church. Interment will be in the Gwinn Cemetery in the summer.
The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com