Margaret St. Onge, 90

Margaret St. Onge, a resident of Ripley Township, Morrison County, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie.

Margaret Catherine St. Onge was born April 3, 1922, in Robbinsdale to the late Peter Joseph and Theresa (Steffens) Roskop. At the age of six, her family moved to St. Mathias, where they purchased a farm. She attended country school and graduated from the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Irving St. Onge, June 12, 1940, at St. Mathias Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Ripley Township, Morrison County, all their married life. Margaret was a housewife and homemaker raising her eight children. Margaret enjoyed making quilts and giving them to her grandchildren as high school graduation gifts. She also made many counted cross stitching pictures throughout the years for family and friends. Margaret and Irving’s children remember mother gardening, canning, selling sweet corn and growing a large strawberry patch. Margaret enjoyed reading, playing cribbage and cards with friends and family especially “500” and “Smear.” Margaret was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was an active member of St. Anne’s Christian Mothers and the St. Theresa Mission Circle where she served as president for many years. She was faithful to her family and faith, praying the rosary daily.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 72 years, Irving St. Onge; children, Patty (Dick) Tedford of Little Falls, Kathy (Chuck) Erickson of Little Falls, Jeddy St. Onge of Little Falls, Don (Lynn) St. Onge of Little Falls, Wally (Becky) St. Onge of Little Falls, Theresa (John) Stout of Little Falls, George (Kathy) St. Onge of Fort Ripley and Laura (Gary) Block of Little Falls; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; siblings, Audrey (Levert) Avery, Catherine Odette both of Brainerd and Joseph Roskop of Fort Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Aaron Magnan in 2001; granddaughter, April St. Onge in 1981; daughter-in-law, Judy St. Onge in 2000; brother, Peter Roskop and a sister, Bernice Plein.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home