Margaret Ellen Swenson (nee Evans)

April 26, 1932 – Nov. 9, 2013

Margaret Ellen Swenson (nee Evans), loving mother and grandmother passed into everlasting life Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the age of 81 years.

She was born in Waukesha on April 26, 1932, the daughter of Blanchard and Georgia (nee Parham) Evans.

A longtime resident of Waukesha, she earned an undergraduate degree at Carroll College and a graduate degree from Marquette University. Margaret will be remembered by many as a caring school teacher at Prospect Hill Elementary, where she taught for more than 30 years. After her retirement, she volunteered at both the Waukesha Public Library and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, where she was a member and taught Sunday school. All that knew Margaret were blessed by her kind heart and giving nature.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Jerome Paul (Kristen) Swenson; her daughter, Janet “Jenny” (Arthur) Turke; and her grandchildren Alyssa, James and Christopher Swenson and Olivia Turke. She is further survived by her step-grandchildren, Arthur Turke, Allison (Troy) Batterman and Aaron (Ashley) Turke, and her step-great-grandchildren, Brett and Aubree Batterman and Jarett, Jackson and Jevin Turke.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Blanchard and Georgia Evans; sister, Bessie (Warren) Brought; and her dear husband, Oliver James Swenson.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Nov. 16, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Peter A. Schmidt will preside. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Please meet at the cemetery in the green parking area.

Memorials to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church are appreciated.

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 our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.