Margaret A. Marshik

Margaret A. Marshik

Margaret A. Marshik, 70-year-old resident of Pierz, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at her home in Pierz surrounded by her loving family.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pierz. Father Kenneth Popp officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Pierz.
Margaret (Margie) Stangl was born June 2, 1946, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, to Jerome and Marie (Dickinson) Stangl of rural Route 4, Pierz. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Grade School in Pierz and graduated from Memorial High School in Pierz with the class of 1964. Being raised on a 240 acre dairy farm, Margie joined the Center Valley Dairylanders 4-H Club. She became Morrison County Dairy Princess in June, 1964. Loving outdoors and baseball, she enjoyed scorekeeping and reporting for the Center Valley baseball team. She was in women’s softball, loved acting in drama, singing, playing piano and guitar. Margie moved to the cities and worked at Sears in Minneapolis and Fanny Farmer’s candy factory operating the “kiddie pops” machine. She then worked in the accounting department at Northrup King in Minneapolis. Margie was united in marriage to Jerome Marshik on June 17, 1967, at St. Joseph’s Catholic in Pierz. They moved to rural Pierz where they raised their four children. She worked part-time at St. Mary’s Villa, Thielen Meat Market and Harmony House in Pierz. She volunteered services at the “Stray Cat Alley” in Pierz and at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Pierz. She loved working with the children and assisting special needs and the elderly.
Margie had many lifetime hardships and illnesses, but with God’s help and love from family and friends, she preserved through with strength and determination. Following the divorce in November, 1992, Margie and her children moved to the city of Pierz, where she resided until her death.
Margie loved flowers, gardening, music, watching TV and movies. She enjoyed doing needlepoint, crafts, crossword puzzles, reading and gossip magazines. She always loved humor and quick funny comeback zingers. She cherished time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Left to cherish her memory and love are her children; daughters, Paula (Mark) Welle of Pierz and Nancy (Brian) Knettel of Brainerd; sons, Eric (Jackie) Marshik, Pierz and Jason (Julie Ausmus) Marshik of Pierz; grandchildren, Matt (Tracy Meyer) Woitalla, Miranda Woitalla, Kyle Welle, Connor, Griffin, McKenna and Isabel Knettel, Sadie (Ian Engen) Karppinen, Dalton Karppinen, Kylee and Josephine Marshik, Haley and Mason Ausmus and Lona Thompson; great-grandchildren, Hank Woitalla and Konnar Engen; mother, Marie Stangl; brother, Al (Marge) Stangl; sisters, Lonnie (Roger) Hiemenz, Karla (Chuck) Storkamp; sister-in-law, Karen (Franny) Stangl; friend, Todd Caddy and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbors and friends.
Margie was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Stangl and brother, Franny Stangl.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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