Margaret M. Wenninger, 71

Margaret Mary Wenninger, 71, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Margaret was born Oct. 17, 1938, in Hartford to Peter and Marina (nee Esser) Wenninger. Margaret spent the first 13 years of her career as a Sister in the Order of School Sisters of St. Joseph Hospitaliers. She was employed at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital for 28 years in the NICU and was dedicated to providing loving care of her patients up until her illness.

Margaret leaves behind nieces, nephews, extended family, her "family" of coworkers at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, and all the lives that she has touched over the years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Marina Wenninger, and her 10 brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian burial for Margaret will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. 7th Ave., West Bend with the Rev. Jeff Haines, the Rev. Vince Kobida and the Rev. John Allen officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, and again from 10 a.m. until time of services on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

The family would like to give a special "thank you" for the quality care that Margaret received by the staff of the Froedtert Cancer Center, the staff of Heartland Hospice and her devoted neighbors.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.