Margaret M. Stern

Margaret M. Stern, nee McDonald, 99, of Kewaskum, formerly of Big Cedar Lake, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the Health Care Center of Cedar Community.

She was born Oct. 21, 1906 in the town of Barton to the late Richard and Emily (nee Martin) McDonald, and attended schools in the Barton and West Bend areas.

Following her marriage on June 2, 1930 to Rudolph Stern in Waukegan, Ill., the couple settled in West Bend. In 1959 they moved to Big Cedar Lake.

After the death of her husband of 73 years on June 17, 2003, Margaret resided at Mapledale Manor in Kewaskum.

She was a longtime member of Immanuel United Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, William (Norma) of Inverness, Fla., Warren (Barbara) of West Bend and Bernie of the town of Barton; four grandchildren, Scott (Christine), Tim (Lori) and Sarah, all of West Bend, and Andi of Schwandorf, Germany; a great-granddaughter, Madeline; other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were six brothers and two sisters.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, with Pastor Amanda Blank officiating.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 until 2:45 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donorís choice.