Margaret 'Marge' Ward, Maple Lake

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Margaret “Marge” Ward, age 92, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Buffalo Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. Michael Izen officiating. The pallbearers were Dusty, Scott, and Jared Ward, Alex Sentyrz, Loren Knese, and Mike Peterson. The music for the service was provided by Dan Henjum and Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox. Burial followed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Friends called from 4-8 p.m., Friday, and 8-9 a.m., Saturday, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday.
Marge was born November 12, 1918, in Albion Township, Maple Lake, daughter of  Peter “Joe” and Margaret “Maggie” (O’Neil) Hannon. She married her high school sweetheart, George Thomas Ward, on October 15, 1941, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. They were blessed with six children. Marge graduated when she was 16 from high school and received a business degree from American Business College in Minneapolis. She held many jobs: she worked for Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Buffalo for four years; Lake Region Co-op for five years; Carlson Doll factory where she dressed the Indian dolls and would have all six kids helping with the bead work; and then was postmaster in Maple Lake Post Office for 23 years. One of her greatest honors was to be the 21st Grand Marshal of Maple Lake in 1997. She was a lifelong member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, a member of the VFW Post 7664 Auxiliary, and the Postmasters NAPUS Association.
Marge is survived by her children, Mary (Joe) Sentyrz, Bob (Lois) Ward, Jeannie (Mike) Fobbe, John (Sue) Ward, Tom (Kate) Ward, Becky (Chad) Mead, and her honorary daughter and niece, Margie (Jim) Peterson; grandchildren: Alex, Julie, Joelle, Dustin, Jinger, Lucas, Scott, Mandy, Jared, Jessi, and Maggie; great-grandchildren: Gabi, Genessa, James, Boaz, Keziah, Priscilla, Tabitha, Nehemiah, Deborah, Naomi, Chloe, Anastasia, Landon, Gracie, Anna, Brady, Camren, and Callia.
 Preceded in death by her husband George in 1969; her parents, Maggie and Joe Hannon; her sister, Catharine Froiland; brothers, Jim, Tim, Tom, John, and Bob Hannon; and her grandson, Wyatt Ward.
 Left behind many relatives, friends and the Schwann men who delivered her treats.
The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Maple Lake. Obituary, Guestbook, Video Tribute and Funeral Webcast online at dingmannfuneral.com
Margaret “Marge” Ward, age 92, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Buffalo Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. Michael Izen officiating. The pallbearers were Dusty, Scott, and Jared Ward, Alex Sentyrz, Loren Knese, and Mike Peterson. The music for the service was provided by Dan Henjum and Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox. Burial followed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Friends called from 4-8 p.m., Friday, and 8-9 a.m., Saturday, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday.
Marge was born November 12, 1918, in Albion Township, Maple Lake, daughter of  Peter “Joe” and Margaret “Maggie” (O’Neil) Hannon. She married her high school sweetheart, George Thomas Ward, on October 15, 1941, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. They were blessed with six children. Marge graduated when she was 16 from high school and received a business degree from American Business College in Minneapolis. She held many jobs: she worked for Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Buffalo for four years; Lake Region Co-op for five years; Carlson Doll factory where she dressed the Indian dolls and would have all six kids helping with the bead work; and then was postmaster in Maple Lake Post Office for 23 years. One of her greatest honors was to be the 21st Grand Marshal of Maple Lake in 1997. She was a lifelong member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, a member of the VFW Post 7664 Auxiliary, and the Postmasters NAPUS Association.
Marge is survived by her children, Mary (Joe) Sentyrz, Bob (Lois) Ward, Jeannie (Mike) Fobbe, John (Sue) Ward, Tom (Kate) Ward, Becky (Chad) Mead, and her honorary daughter and niece, Margie (Jim) Peterson; grandchildren: Alex, Julie, Joelle, Dustin, Jinger, Lucas, Scott, Mandy, Jared, Jessi, and Maggie; great-grandchildren: Gabi, Genessa, James, Boaz, Keziah, Priscilla, Tabitha, Nehemiah, Deborah, Naomi, Chloe, Anastasia, Landon, Gracie, Anna, Brady, Camren, and Callia.
 Preceded in death by her husband George in 1969; her parents, Maggie and Joe Hannon; her sister, Catharine Froiland; brothers, Jim, Tim, Tom, John, and Bob Hannon; and her grandson, Wyatt Ward.
 Left behind many relatives, friends and the Schwann men who delivered her treats.
The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Maple Lake. Obituary, Guestbook, Video Tribute and Funeral Webcast online at dingmannfuneral.com
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