Margaret H. Mussell

March 30, 1925 – May 11, 2013

Margaret H. Mussell of Waukesha passed away peacefully Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care surrounded by her loving family at the age of 88. Margaret was born the second of nine children to George and Erna (Trester) Stern on March 30, 1925, in Winona, Minn.

She was united in marriage to George H. Mussell on Nov.

13, 1943, in Waukesha. The couple lived in Whitewater, Hartland and then returned to Waukesha. While living in Hartland, Margaret and her husband George owned and operated the Phillips 66 and Shell gas stations and later owned and operated Mussell’s Sales and Service located in Stone Bank. She was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Margaret served as a Red Cross nurse at Arrowhead High School and had served as president of the Hartland Fireman’s Auxiliary. She had also been a seven-year member of the New London American Legion Auxiliary. Margaret loved to cook and entertain and was known for her family dinners, summer picnics and theme birthday parties.

She satisfied her love of travel with trips to visit family in Minnesota, Colorado, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Jordan and Guatemala, all chronicled in her many photo albums. Margaret will be forever remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who will be greatly missed.

Margaret is survived by her son, Dale (Amy) Mussell and their children, Meghan and Nathan Mussell; and daughter, Lynne (Arien) Herminath and their children, Sara (Mark) Medlin and David Herminath; and great-granddaughters, Katie and Elena Medlin. She is further survived by her sisters, Norma Tabat, Marilyn Rawson, Charlotte (Paul) Kraft, Joanne (Donald) Vredenberg and Susanne (Ralph) Luckeroth; brother, Charles (Shirley) Stern; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Mussell. Margaret was a beloved aunt to countless nieces and nephews. She is further survived by other relatives and many dear friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, George, who passed away Aug. 1, 2010; her parents, George and Erna Stern; a sister, Elvera “Ginger” (Charles) Haley; brother, James Stern; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Tabat and Paul Rawson.

The visitation for Margaret will be held from 10:30 a.m.

until the noon funeral service Thursday, May 16, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

The Rev. Larry Gates will be officiating. The entombment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Linden-Grove Nursing Home and Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Waukesha for their exceptional care and kindness these last years and days of her life.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.

“Now she and George can dance together again through eternity.”