Obit: Gebert, Margaret B. (1927 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bomgardner, Clements, Gebert, Hackbart, Harder, Walther, Wistein

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 10/14/2014

Gebert, Margaret "Maggie" B. (Walther) (28 OCT 1927 - 11 OCT 2014)

Margaret "Maggie" B. Gebert, 87, formerly of the Medford area, passed away on October 11, 2014, at Wellington Place in Rib Mountain where she had resided the past 1-1/2 years, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Maggie was born on June 22, 1927 to the late Paul and Dora (Harder) Walther in the town of Molitor, Taylor County. She attended Medford area public schools and graduated from Medford High School.

On October 18, 1947, Maggie married John Gebert in Colby. He preceded her in death on February 23, 1991.

Maggie was employed by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Winslow, Ariz., Taylor County Selective Service System, Taylor County Extension Office and Medford Electric Utility.

In her retirement, Maggie enjoyed traveling, quilting and gambling with her close friends. Maggie was proud of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Community United Church of Christ in Medford and its Women's Guild, and VFW Post 5729 Auxiliary.

Maggie is survived by four children, John (Nyla) of Wausau, Michael (Ruth) of Merrill, Rebecca (Tom) Wistein of Merrill and Mark (Lisa) of Merrill, along with 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, with two expected in the coming months. Maggie is also survived by one sister, Clara "Dorothy" Hackbart of Appleton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Irma Bomgardner and infant sister, Dora Walther.

Memorial services for Maggie will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, with Pastor David Clements officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow immediately at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.

Donations in Maggie's name may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.

Maggie's family would like to thank the staff at Wellington Place for their loving care of our mother.

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