Margaret M. "Marge" Staehler

Margaret M. "Marge" Staehler, 83, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mount Calvary, after a long struggle with Alz-heimerís disease.

Margaret was born on May 1, 1923 in Dancy, to Nancy (nee Olvrantz) and Joseph Weyer.

She graduated from Mosinee High School in 1941, after which she moved to Milwaukee, settling in West Bend in 1945.

Marge was an accomplished businesswoman, having helped to run several area businesses while raising her family.

In 1981, at the age of 57, Marge completed a life-long dream of becoming a nurse when she graduated as an LPN from Moraine Park Technical College.

She worked for many years at the Cedar Lake Home and upon retirement continued to care for the elderly in their homes, and later still, assisting with feeding residents.

Prior to her move to the nursing home, Marge lived at the Holy Angels Convent Apartments where she often could be found checking on her neighbors and assisting them with their medical needs.

Margeís love of music started early in life when her uncle taught her to play the violin. She was an excellent dancer and loved Big Band and Elvis.

She also loved to shop and eat out, appreciating a good hamburger "well done" and a hot cup of coffee. She never passed up a cookie.

Margie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and really was a kid at heart. She was above all, a loving mother and true best friend.

Survivors include four children, Shirley (Dave) Jagielski, June Staehler and Randy Adelmeyer, Kenneth and Kathryn Staehler, and Liz Staehler and Richard Kremer; five grandchildren, Jason Jagielski, Jen (Brett) Mastenbrook, Bradley Staehler, Karen Junk and Jeffrey Junk; and also two nieces, Janet Clark and Charlotte (Marv) Lasecki of Stevens Point.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary; and another daughter, Linda (Ken-neth) Junk; her parents, Nancy and Joseph Weyer; two brothers, Julius Weyer and Chester (Mar-ion) Weyer; and two sisters, Eleanor Weyer and Esther (Frank) Kawleski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in memory of Marge on Saturday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Brittain officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m.

Interment will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery in West Bend.

Memorials to Villa Loretto Nursing Home, N8114 Calvary St., Mount Calvary, WI 53057, would be appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

The family wishes to especially thank the Sisters and staff of the Villa Loretto Nursing Home for the superb care given to our mother in addition to the compassion and friendship shown to her over the years. No words can express enough of our gratitude.

Also, we wish to acknowledge and thank Dr. Gardner and Dr. Jeffrey Strong M.D. for his care throughout her illness, and lastly to Dr. Mosley and his office nurse, Jane for their care early on in the course of Margeís illness.