Margaret ‘Marge’ I. Farner

Feb. 5, 1921 April 30, 2015

Margaret “Marge” I. Farner of New Berlin died on Thursday, April 30, 2015, surrounded by her family at her residence at the New Berlin Regency at age 94. She was born in New Berlin on February 5, 1921, the daughter of George and Isabel (nee Biwer) Byrne.

On June 14, 1941, she married her beloved husband, Conrad Farner; he preceded her in death on May 13, 2008.

Margaret worked for Schuster’s Department Store from 1946 until 1965. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church and for the past several years was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a member of the Waukesha Elks Ladies, the Golden Agers and the VFW Post #4716 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing sheepshead at the Regency, but most of all she loved being with her family.

She will be dearly missed by her children: Conrad G. (Michaele) Farner of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Marjorie Ann (Jerome) Wegner of Elm Grove, Robert E. (Mary Ann) Farner of Hot Springs Village and Barbara Jean (Stephen) Laedtke of Waupaca. She was the dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends at the New Berlin Regency.

In addition to her husband, Conrad, she was preceded in death by her brothers James (Elizabeth) Byrne, Francis (Sally) Byrne and Howard (Evelyn) Byrne.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 4, from 4:00PM until the time of the 5:00PM funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Private entombment will be on Tuesday at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials in Margaret’s name are appreciated to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.