JUNEAU

Margareth Marie Hengen Smith (nee Stapleton)


Feb. 2, 1934 July 11, 2013


Margareth Marie Hengen Smith (nee Stapleton), 79, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Clearview Home in Juneau. She was born Feb. 2, 1934, in North Lake, to Francis and Theresa (nee Kilps) Stapleton.

She was married to her first husband, Francis Hengen, in 1951 and then to her second husband, Raymond Smith, at First Baptist Church in Waukesha in 1969. Raymond preceded her in death in 1984.

She will be missed by her children, Diane (Thomas) Pitsch of Oconomowoc and Frank Hengen of Janesville; son-in-law, Dale Phelps of Fort Atkinson; nine grandchildren, Barb (Clarence) Reath, Dawn (Bill) Streib, Nichole (Andrew) Brahm, Sharon (Justin) Hacht, Jeramy (Beth) Hayton, Jamie James, Amanda James, Frank Hengen Jr., and Rowan Hengen; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Johanna Webb of Colorado, Elvira (Oscar) Kopshinsky of Waukesha, Geraldine Drews of Mukwonago and Charlotte Spangler of Stoughton; brother, Walter Stapleton of Waukegan, Ill.; and sister-inlaw, Marie Stapleton of Mukwonago. Her first husband, Francis Hengen of Milwaukee, survives as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her second husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Phelps, in 1986; her sisters and brother-in-law, Lucille (Dewey) Jensen, Catherine Jahnke and Beverly Stapleton; and her brother, Roger Stapleton.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, July 22, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Pewaukee.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit us online at www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.