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Margaret Marie Ruesch

Margaret Marie Ruesch

MARGARET MARIE RUESCH, age 99, of Worthington, died Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington. Margaret was born December 29, 1913, in rural Reading, to George and Frieda (Licht) Nickel. She was baptized on January 25, 1914; and confirmed on May 20, 1928 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Worthington. She graduated from Reading High School.

Margaret married Robert H. Ruesch on April 3, 1932, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Worthington. After their marriage, the couple farmed north of the Pfingsten area for ten years. In 1943, they began farming north of Worthington. They moved to the farm north of the home place in 1972. Margaret moved to the Golden Horizons in 2004; and became a resident of the Crossroads Care Center in 2008.

She was a member of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. Margaret was a musician. She learned to play the accordion without any formal training and could play almost any tune by ear. She enjoyed her grandchildren & great grandchildren. Margaret loved to bake. She was known for her homemade bread, turkey & dressing.

Margaret is survived by her five children, LaVonne Perrott, Sun City West, AZ; Larry (Peg) Ruesch, Worthington; Leola (Louis) Remmers, Heron Lake; Norma (Leonard) Eigenberg, Heron Lake; and Leonard (Marjorie) Ruesch, Worthington; sixteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; a great great grandson; brother, Arvid (Pauline) Nickel, Worthington; and a brother-in-law, Walter (Minnie) Ruesch, Fulda.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert H., in 1992; granddaughter, Andrea Ruesch, in 2009; granddaughter-in-law, Darla Remmers; and three brothers, Carl, Ray & Alvin Nickel.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington; and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Funeral will be 11:00 am Tuesday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, in Worthington, officiated by Rev. Allen Holthus. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Worthington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the St. Matthews Church Building Fund; or the charity of your choice.

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