Margaret "Marge" E. (1924 - 2006)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Meske, Przybylski, Johnson, Johannes, Reynoso, Jedrychowski, Tomkowiok
----Sources: The Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, WI) March 1, 2006
Meske, Margaret (Marge) E. (June 9, 1924 - February 22, 2006)
Margaret (Marge) E Meske died at her home in Chippewa Falls, early in the morning on February 22, 2006, surrounded by her immediate family. This followed heart surgery in November complicated by cancer and bacterial infection.
Marge was born June 9, 1924 in Thorp, to Anna and Ignatius Przybylski. She graduated from Thorp High School in 1942. She attended St. Benedict College for one year, and three years at St. Frances School of Nursing in La Crosse, where she became a Registered Nurse in 1945.
She married Joseph Meske, also of Thorp, in 1947 at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. In addition to raising a family and helping to run the family farm and later the Lone Pine Cheese Factory and store, she worked as a registered nurse in various capacities throughout her life, including at the Sister Elizabeth Institute for Polio, the Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, Saint Michael’s Hospital of Stevens Point, the Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley, and lastly at both the Northern and Southern Wisconsin Centers for the Developmentally Disabled. Following her retirement in 1995 she was involved in volunteer work with Good will, The Chippewa Falls Senior Center and Holy Ghost Catholic Church choir.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of Chippewa Falls; her son and wife, Mark and Denise, Menomonee Falls; her son Paul, Sun Prairie; her daughter and husband, Ann and Ron Johnson, Chippewa Falls, and her daughter and husband Mary and Bryan Johannes also of Chippewa Falls, and four grand-children; Joseph and Melissa Reynoso, and Jessica and Emily Meske. She is further survived by her twin brother, Theodore (Ted) Przybylski; her sister Dorothy (Jedrychowski), and her brother Robert (Buddy) Przybylski.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Francis, her sister Theresa (Tomkowiok) and a grandson, Luke Reynoso.
It was her wish to be cremated. A Memorial Mass is being planned for the near future at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 4121 S Main St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for cancer research has been established in her name.
We would like to thank the many staff of Luther Hospital, the Osseo Rehabilitation Center, The Rutledge Nursing Home and St. Joseph Hospice who helped to make a positive difference in her last four months.
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