Margaret Sowers (nee Wolberg) died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, where she had resided for several years. She was 92 years old. A private memorial service for family and friends will be held later in spring in the Iola area. The Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.
Margaret was born and raised in Iola, the eldest of five children of Ole and Nettie (nee Strand) Wolberg. As a very young woman, Margaret traveled to Chicago where she worked as a beautician and in 1943, met and married William Sowers. They made their home together in Chicago and Oak Park, Ill., until Billís death in 1978. Margaret later resided with her son Victor (Jane) Sowers in Cedarburg where she was a member of Community United Methodist Church. She enjoyed drawing and reading and could usually be found with at least three books in progress at any time.
Margaret is survived by her sons Arthur (Jill) Sowers of Georgetown, Del., and Victor (Jane) Sowers of Cedarburg; and grandchildren Lisa (Sam) Snell, Lauren and Erik Sowers. She is further survived by her sisters Helen Boe of Iola, Jeannette Anderson of Clintonville and Evelyn Hansen of Wittenberg; and her brother Harold (Alice) Wolberg of Iola.
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