Obit: Balciar, Margaret M. (1927 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Balciar, Denzin, Fritz, Mundt, Murn, Robida
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/21/2015
Balciar, Margaret M. (Robida) (21 JUL 1927 - 17 MAY 2015)
Margaret M. Balciar, 87, Medford, died on Sunday, May 17 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford, while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aspirus Hospice.
Funeral services are on Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. Brian Mundt officiating. Cremainal interment will take place at 1:15 p.m. at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation at the church begins at 10 a.m.
The former Margaret Robida was born on July 21, 1927 in Stetsonville to the late Anton and Mary (Murn) Robida. Margaret attended Pleasant Valley Grade School, Dorchester High School and was a 1944 graduate of Medford High School.
After high school, Margaret started work for the Medford Creamery office where she met her husband of 67 years. Her marriage to Walter Balciar, who survives, took place on September 6, 1947 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford.
She stayed with the company through the various new owners and retired in 1992. Margaret enjoyed camping, gardening, sewing, bowling, dancing and playing cards. She was a member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church and an active member of the church’s Ladies Aid.
In addition to her husband Walter, survivors include a daughter, Marsha (Lee) Fritz of DeForest; two grandchildren, serving in the US Air Force, Major Jesse (Jacqui) Fritz of Westhampton Beach, NY, and Captain Jason (Laura) Fritz of Tomah; a great-grandson, Winston Fritz of Tomah; and a brother, Donald (Jo) Robida of Stratford.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ann (Ed) Denzin, and three brothers, John (Jeanette) Robida, William (Agnes) Robida and Roy (Bernice) Robida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Margaret’s family to be designated at a later date to Alzheimers.org, Aspirus Hospice and St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church.
For online condolences, please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com
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