Margaret E. Balkman
Margaret E. Balkman (nee Jacobson) passed away at age 100 on October 6,
2015, at AngelsGrace Hospice.
She was the loving mother of R.J. (Claudia), Dr. David (Dr. Cheryl) and
Tricia (Mark) Green; proud grandmother to Carah, Jovita, Dr. Eric,
Daniel, Stacey, Dr. Debra, Jamie and Jake; and thankful
great-grandmother to Alexandra, Elise, Eila, Hayley, Isabella, Jack,
John, Joy, Morgan, Ethan, Miriam, Mary and Madison. She is further
survived by cousin Naomi (Rev. Ole) Winter of Decorah, Iowa, and nieces,
nephews and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Del. Visitation will be
at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 145 E. Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc, on
Saturday, October 24, from 11:30 to 1:30 with a memorial service
immediately following. On Sunday, October 25, at 1:30 there will be a
memorial gathering at Three Pillars, 375 Highway 67, Dousman.
Margaret received a lifetime license from the Conservatory of Music and
Dramatic Art, was a graduate of Gale Junior College and attended St.
Olaf and Carroll colleges to further her education. She was always
concerned about the welfare of children and taught kindergarten and was
a day care coordinator for United Migrant Opportunity Services. She
became a social worker for Day Care Services for Children until her
retirement. Always having a passion for acting became associated with
Schoolhouse Players and enjoyed many years of performing in plays. She
was also a charter member volunteer for 50 years at Oconomowoc Memorial
Hospital. Vibrant and sharp to the end, she was often asked the secret
to her longevity and she was quick to respond: her faith, family and
sense of humor.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at AngelsGrace, ProHealth
Home Care and Dr. Catherine Way for their compassionate care. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be given in her honor to The Womenís Center, 505
N. East Ave., Waukesha, or AngelsGrace Hospice at N74 W35098 Servants
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is
serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4459 or visit