Obit: Oelberg, Martha Margaret “Marge” (1918 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Oelberg, Panek, Bunn, Schneider, Nusbaum, Stuesser

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 10/02/2013

Oelberg, Martha Margaret “Marge” (29 June 1918 - 22 August 2013)

Martha “Marge” (Panek) Oelberg, age 95, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013, in Arcadia, California. A funeral service will be held at St. Bernard-St. Helwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp, WI, on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour before the service. A full obituary will appear in next week’s Thorp Courier.

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 10/09/2013

Martha Margaret Oelberg, age 95, of Arcadia, CA (formerly of Thorp), passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013, in Arcadia, with family and friends by her side.

Marge was born on June 29, 1918, in Thorp, WI to John and Anna Panek. She was raised on the family farm, received her education at area schools, and graduated from Thorp High School. She spent her early adult years in Glendale, CA, where she worked at R & H Motors and taught dance at the Tree Studio. Marge married Henry Oelberg on May 25, 1963, in River Grove, IL, where she lived with Hank and his children, Karin, Claudia and Chris. While in Illinois, she worked as a secretary for the Elmwood Park Chamber of Commerce and later at Madigan’s Department Store.

Marge loved to dance. As a result, Hank and Marge enjoyed many nights dancing at the local Moose Lodge and traveling together. After retirement in 1978, they moved to Albuquerque, NM, and later to Arcadia, CA. After Hank’s death in 1984, she stayed busy working at Henshaw’s Department Store, and spending time with her friends.

She is survived by three step-children: Karin Bunn of Plainfield, IL, Claudia Schneider of Madison, WI, and Chris (Penny Nusbaum) Oelberg of Thorp, WI; six grandchildren: Jason, Clinton, James, Brandt, John, and Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Antoinette (Tosh) Stuesser of Thorp; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Hank; four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013, from 12:00 noon until time of service at the church.

Online condolences may be expressed at:  Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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