Margaret G. Brinckmann, Fontana, WI (1917 - 2012)
February 6, 1917 - November 12, 2012
Margaret G. Brinckmann, age 94, formerly of Fontana, WI, passed away quietly Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Holton Manor in Elkhorn, WI. She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Oshkosh, WI, the daughter of Sebastian and Maude (Cyrtmus) Bingen. Margaret had three sisters and one brother. She graduated from Oshkosh High School and then worked for the telephone company in Oshkosh. Margaret married William J. Brinckmann Jan. 13, 1940, in Oshkosh, and shared 57 years together raising their three daughters, sharing their strong faith and enjoying life. Bill preceded her in death in 1997.
Margaret spent her life volunteering for a number of organizations including Badger Council of Girl Scouts as Neighborhood Chairwomen and a Leader. She was very active in the Harvard Moose Lodge and was voted Harvard Chapter #500 Co-Worker of the Year for the State of Illinois in 1992. Her faith, family and her local Church were the cornerstone of her life. She was a Secular Franciscan for over 35 years.
Margaret is survived by her three daughters and their families: Patricia (Don) Harvey of Sharon, WI, Carol (John) Palmer and Mary (Charles) Dawson, both of Fairfield, Ark; nine grandchildren: Julie, Daniel, Megan, Ryan, John, Marcia, William "B.J.", Kerry and Bevin; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, James (Jean) Bingen. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters: Mary, Dorothy and Jean.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday Nov. 16, 2012, at ST. BENEDICT CATHOLIC CHURCH in Fontana, WI. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 until time of Funeral Mass Friday at the CHURCH.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to St. Benedict Church or Alzheimer's Assoc. of S. E. Wisconsin.
TOYNTON'S WALWORTH FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.