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Margaret Wendt

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Margaret Pauline Wendt, age 81 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Monday August 3, 2009, at her home. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Organist for the service will be Dennis Strum with the congregation singing 'The Old Rugged Cross”, 'On Eagles Wings' and “How Great Thou Art“. Inurnment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg, with urn bearers being her grandsons, Cory Wenthold, Aaron Wenthold and Jason Wenthold. Friends may call 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Margaret was born June 13, 1928, on the family farm near Fredericksburg, Iowa the daughter of Walter and Zelpha (Fry) Karnatz. Margaret taught country school for a few years and on May 21, 1950, at St. John Lutheran Church in Frederika she married Harley William Wendt. To this union three children were born. The couple farmed on several farms in the Fredericksburg area. Margaret retired after working for many years at Beatrice in Fredericksburg. Margaret and Harley loved the opportunity to spent 13 winters in Texas. Margaret enjoyed talking with friends and family, sewing, gardening and mowing her lawn. Survivors include one son, Ray (Cheryle) Wendt of Aurora, CO; one daughter, Marsha (David) Wenthold of Waucoma, IA; three grandsons, Cory Wenthold, Aaron Wenthold and Jason Wenthold; three step grandchildren, Melissa, Danielle and Jason; two step great-grandchildren, Trey and Tylora; one brother, Ron (Lynn) Karnatz of Norwalk, IA; two sisters, Shirley (Don) Blazek of Lawler, IA and Charlotte (Ross) Braland of Burnsville, MN; a sister-in-law, Betty Wendt of New Hampton; a brother-in-law, LaVerne Wendt of New Hampton; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harley on December 10, 2008; and a daughter, Ranae Wendt.

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  1. Ray, Marsha and Family, You have our deepest sympathy. We were home over Memorial Day weekend and had a chance to visit with your mom at the Fredericksburg Town Hall at the Relay for Life luncheon. She was never without a smile!

  2. I worked with Margaret on the election board for a few years and she was a very nice lady. I offer my condolences to the family.

  3. My mother Mildred Haase was in New Hampton Care Center until she passed away in 2008, next to your dad Harley .. and I know how faithful your dear mother Margaret was in visiting him! I am so sorry for your loss, Ray, Marsha & families. I remember both your parents well when my 1st husband & I farmed near Lynford & Betty

  4. So sorry to hear about you mother passing. God will watch over her now, in a safe place. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with your familiers.

  5. Marsha and family, So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. We always enjoyed visiting with her in the spring when we tilled her garden. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. To the family- Thinking of you during this sad and difficult time. Margaret and I had such a nice visit this spring when I stopped by and I am so glad having had that time with her. May you cherish your memories and hold them in your heart. Faythe Means, Chandler, AZ

  7. Ray, Marsha and families, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Treasure the memories of happier times. LaVern and Shirley Kammeyer

  8. Margaret was a very special person to all the residents of Trophy Gardens RV Park in Alamo TX where she & Harley wintered for many years. She will be missed.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Margaret will be missed very much, her cheery smile and wave, as so many times we passed her by as she was out for her daily walks that she enjoyed so very much. She was a wonderful neighbor who will always be remembered. The neighbors from the north. Joe and Dawn Barnes and boys

  10. To the family, Our heart goes out to you and your family. We will miss Margaret very much. We were the neighbors to the West. Our kids love to go down to Margarets and go fishing under the bridge. Thoughts and prayers for you. Billy & Jenni Bearman and family

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