Margaret M. Groth, 79

Margaret M. Groth (nee Boehlke), 79, of the town of Trenton, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

Margaret was born on May 28, 1932 in Mequon to John and Erna (nee Bartel). She married Palmer Groth on April 30, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran-Freistadt. Margaret and Palmer bought the family farm in the town of Trenton in 1959 and have run it together successfully since. She and Palmer drove cattle truck and sold Renk seed as a successful business together for many years. She served on the planning commission and worked the polls for the town of Trenton for several years. Margaret was a member of the Farm Service Agency Committee.

Margaret is survived by her husband Palmer of the town of Trenton; children Dean (Margo) of the town of Trenton, Randy (Jean) of Menomonee Falls, Steve (Ann) of the town of Trenton, Joel (Lori) of the town of Trenton, and Patrick (Kristina) of the town of Trenton; and grandchildren Arick (Molly), Joseph, Evan (Amber), Brian, Christin, Matt (Melissa), Rebecca (Jeremy) O Brien, Dave (Emily), Tim, Steve, Robert, Mary, Scott, Rachel, Greg, Nathan, and Justin. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren Eli, Izabella, and Zoe; siblings Raymond (Lorna) Boehlke, Lillian (Donald) Otting, Leona (Sam) Lund, Rev. Alvin (Barbara) Boehlke, Carolyn (Norman) Abbiehl, Frederick (Arlene) Boehlke, and Neal (Diane) Boehlke; sisters-inlaw Ginny Boehlke, Celia Wendtland, Eleanor Gronemeyer, and LaVerne Groth; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents John and Erna; brother John Boehlke, Jr.; and brothers-in-law Harvey Groth, Edward Groth, Rollo Gronemeyer, Art Wendtland, and Donald Hilgendorf.

A funeral service for Margaret will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1268 Pleasant Valley Road, in Jackson with the Rev. Kenneth Mellon presiding.

Visitation will be at the church on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, from 3 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Private interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Jackson.

The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the Rev. Kenneth Mellon; Dr. Robert Gibson, Dr. Eric Olafsson, and the nurses and staff of Cedar Home Hospice for their care and compassion for Margaret.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.