Margaret E. Mehlberg, age 85 of the Town of Dupont, Waupaca County, passed away Saturday morning, September 5, 2015 at the Shawano Medical Center.
Margaret was born on June 4, 1930 at her family’s home in the Town of Union, Waupaca County as the daughter of the late Emil and Margaret Emilia (Pruess) Detert. Margaret attended Pioneer Grade School and worked on her family’s farm. She was united in marriage to Carl Mehlberg on May 24, 1950. As a young woman, Margaret and her brother Lawrence formed a band that played for local celebrations. Margaret was the guitarist and Lawrence played violin. After marriage, Margaret worked for the Hanson Glove Factory in Clintonville and later farmed with Carl at their farm in the Town of Dupont. Food was a major part of her life as she was an excellent cook. Nobody ever left her table hungry. She even cooked for a time at Triple O Supper Club. Margaret later became a Dietary Supervisor at Clintonville Hospital, then held the same position at the Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center, also in Clintonville. After retiring, she went back to farming full time with Carl and helped raise the light of her life, her grandson Robert. After retiring from farming, Margaret and Carl had a few more adventures; delivering the Appleton Post Crescent and Shopper’s Guide to area residents as well as cheese for Dupont Cheese. Margaret had a very strong faith. She was born into the church at St. Mark’s Lutheran in Symco where she was baptized, confirmed, and still a current member. At St. Mark’s Margaret taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, was a member of Busy Bee’s, Altar Guild, and Sarah Circle. She deeply loved her family, cherishing time spent with them. Margaret enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables. She was an accomplished seamstress, loved embroidery, knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include: her husband of 65 years, Carl Mehlberg; daughter, Margaret Ann (Terry) Schoneck, Marion; grandson, Robert Schoneck, Green Bay; sisters-in-law, Geri Detert and Hazel (Jerry) Plauster, Marion; brothers-in-law, Andrew and David Mehlberg, Big Falls and James Mehlberg, Waupaca. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Lawrence Detert, an infant sister at birth, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Cynthia (Robbins) Mehlberg; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Huebner and Flossie Much; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Mehlberg and Leroy Huebner, and nephews, Ricky and Roger Huebner.
Margaret’s funeral service will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco with Rev. Jeffrey Smiles officiating. Interment will be at Roseland Cemetery in the Town of Dupont. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Marion is assisting her family with the arrangements. An online guestbook for Margaret can be found by visiting www.eberhardtstevenson.com