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Margaret Mary Maiers, 95, of Stewart

Margaret Maiers

Margaret Mary Maiers of Stewart died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, having lived and loved for 95 wonderful years.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 11, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, with the Rev. Gerald S. Meidl officiating. Music was provided by Bev Wangerin as the organist, Bobbi Ludewig as the song leader, and Mrs. Maiers’ granddaughter, Kimberly Maiers, singing “Watch Over Me.”
Casket bearers were Angela Solemsaas, Stephanie Conroy-Maxson, Paul Conroy, Jonathan Maiers, Jennifer Alberts and Ginger Zieman. Honorary casket bearers were Kevin Funk, Jeffrey Funk, Kimberly Maiers, Nathan Maiers, Matthew Maiers, Kelly Krueger, Melinda Hortsch, Maria Wessman-Conroy, Brian Conroy, Daniel Kottke and Brandon Kottke. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Margaret Mary Maiers was born Feb. 10, 1921, in the city of Stewart, Collins Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Peter and Nora (Lambert) Forcier. She was baptized Feb. 20, 1921, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, and was confirmed there on Nov. 4, 1936. She grew up in Stewart, and later moved with her family to Preston Lake Township in Renville County. She received her education at St. Boniface Catholic School, and graduated with the class of 1939 from Stewart High School.
On Feb. 27, 1946, she was united in marriage to Paul Maiers at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. They made their home in Round Grove Township, where they raised their family. The couple managed a busy life of farming and a dairy operation, and Mrs. Maiers loved her roles as a homemaker and a mother. They shared 62 years of marriage before Mr. Maiers died on June 22, 2008. Mrs. Maiers continued living independently on their farm until April of this year, when she moved into St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
Mrs. Maiers was an active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart throughout her life, and was involved with the Christian Mothers organization. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Stewart for 21 years.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling in their later years, visiting various states, with an especially fun trip to Hawaii. She enjoyed embroidery, gardening and also loved watching her birds. She was a great cook and baker, and was known for her apple pie and cinnamon rolls. Until this past year, she loved making rhubarb jam. Mrs. Maiers was well known for her Ole and Lena jokes, which were especially entertaining for her grandchildren. Her number one love and favorite pastime was spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Mary and Bernard Funk of Cokato, Thomas and LaMae Maiers of Stewart, Peter and Brenda Maiers of Hutchinson, Paulette and Steve Conroy of Monticello and Nancy and Dwight Kottke of Stewart; 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; infant son, Kevin John; sister, Rosella Schuelke; and brothers, Francis Forcier and Phillip Forcier.
Arrangements were with the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart.