Margaret (Peg) Roethle

Margaret (Peg) Roethle, nee Wilinski, 61, passed away Feb. 23, 2012 
at home in Grafton where she was surrounded by family and friends 
after her long and hard-fought struggle with lymphoma.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1950 in Chicago to the late Walter and 
Eileen (nee Donovan) Wilinski. At the age 2, the family relocated to 
the south side of Milwaukee. Peg attended and graduated from St. 
Mary’s Academy in 1968. Following high school, she continued her 
education at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Peg graduated in 
1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in deaf education.

After spending a few years at home raising her two sons, Peg found 
a new career in human resources, one she thought of as her calling. 
She worked for many years and touched many lives at both Jordan 
Controls in Milwaukee and Great Lakes Packaging in Germantown. In 
addition, Peg truly valued and treasured her service to our local and 
greater community. She was on the board of directors at Advocates of 
Ozaukee. She was also an active member of Ozaukee Congregational 
Church where she enjoyed working with youth on service projects.

Peg and all the family would like to thank all the amazing doctors, 
nurses, and staff at Froedtert Hospital that helped care for her over 
the past couple years. Their care and compassion was felt by us all.

Peg was preceded in death by her father Walter Wilinski and mother 
Eileen Wilinski.

Peg is survived by her elder son Matthew from Los Angeles and 
younger son Paul (Gretchen) from San Francisco; brothers Walt (Linda) 
Wilinski of New Berlin, Michael Wilinski of St. Francis, and Daniel 
(Karen) Wilinski of Atlanta; nephews Jesse (Moraine) Wilinski and 
Daniel (Bethany) Wilinski; niece Lisa (Mike) Eddy; best friend Patty 
Eubanks; and so many more loving family members and friends.

Memorial services will be held Saturday February, 25, 5 PM at 
Ozaukee Congregational Church 1142 Lakefield Rd. Grafton. The family 
received friends at the church from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  In lieu of 
flowers or gifts, a memorial contribution may be made to the Margaret 
Roethle Fund for Clinical and Translational Research at Froedtert