Margaret M. Collien, 105

Margaret M. Collien (Ries) of West Bend died on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Hawthorn Manor at the age of 105.

She was born on April 20, 1903, in the town of LeRoy to the late Peter and Mary (Gruber) Ries.

Following her marriage to William H. Collien on June 6, 1923, at St. Andrews Church in LeRoy, they moved to Mayville.

In 1949, the moved to West Bend where they made their home.

Margaret then became employed at J.C.Penney in West Bend as a seamstress doing alterations and later became a sales clerk.

After retiring in the early 1960s, she, along with her husband, worked at St. Vincent DePaul in West Bend where they also volunteered.

William predeceased her May 24, 1991.

She was a charter member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish.

Survivors include three daughters, Arlene Schmidt, Eileen Duenkel and Jeanne (Robert) Lauson, all of West Bend; 14 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Chet Schmidt and Albert Duenkel; one grandsonin-law, Richard Heisdorf; and two brothers, Harold and Edward Ries.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Wild, Margaretís nephew, presiding.

Entombment will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at Wash-ington County Memorial Park.

Visitation will be at the church only on Friday from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.

Memorials to St. Frances Cabrini Parish are appreciated.

Margaretís family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Hawthorn Manor for their care and friendship, and to the nurses of Horizon Hospice.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family, www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.