Margaret J. Warnberg, 87

Margaret J. Warnberg a resident of Little Falls, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Little Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Grace Covenant Church in Little Falls, MN with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, north of Little Falls, MN. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. on Wednesday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN and from 10-11 A.M. on Thursday at Grace Covenant Church in Little Falls, MN.

Margaret was born March 12, 1925, in Little Falls, to the late Louis and Anna (Rylander) Larson. She grew up and attended school in Little Falls, graduating with the class of 1942. Upon graduation she attended college at Free Church School now Trinity University in Chicago, Ill., from 1945 to 1946. Margaret was united in marriage to Howard Warnberg  Oct. 19, 1946, in Little Falls. She worked at Loretta’s Clothing Store as well as Lad N Lassie, but most of all she was a loving wife and mother. Margaret was an original committee member for Home Delivered Meals in Little Falls serving over 30 years. She was also very active at Grace Covenant Church serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Covenant Women Chair  and Choir Director for many years. Margaret was volunteer coordinator for Grace Covenant Church at the Lutheran Care Center and also an active Gideon Auxiliary member. In her free time she enjoyed singing, gardening and was a wonderful seamstress. Margaret also was a great friend and hostess, who loved to entertain at her home. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and daughter-in-law. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 65 years, Howard Warnberg of Little Falls; son, Kent (Lori) Warnberg of Chanhassen; daughters, Becky Smith of Grand Rapids and Brenda (Jim) Giordano of Bellevue, Wash.; twin sister, Marjorie Jane Westlund of Brentwood, Calif.; sister, Carol Louise Johnson of Batavia, Ill.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Anna Larson; siblings, Marion Holmquist and Inez Havermans.

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