Margaret C. Thom, 92

Margaret C. Thom, 92, a long-time resident of Cedarburg, passed away 
Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Crystal Lake, Ill., surrounded by loving 
family members.

Born on July 1, 1919, in Walhalla, N.D., she was the daughter of the 
late Charles and Agnes Shambaugh.

After graduating from high school in Walhalla, she farmed in Neche, 
N.D., with her husband, Walter, until the time of his death in 1965. 
She then relocated her family to Cedarburg.

For over 20 years, Margaret was employed in Grafton. She was an 
active member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon and enjoyed 
quilting, gardening, reading, and participating in community 
activities. She dearly loved her family and cherished spending time 
with them.

Margaret is survived by her loving children, Robert (Claudia) Thom of 
Ripon, Terrence (Sharon) Thom of Waukesha and Susan (Douglas) Steltz 
of Barrington, Ill.; her adored grandchildren, Jason, Sahnya, and 
Alicia Thom, Joslyn Callegari, Anina  Reinhart, Christopher, Justin, 
and Casey Thom, and David, Peter, and Margaret Steltz; 12 cherished 
great-grandchildren; five siblings, Faye Williams, Beth Olafson, and 
Dallas, Don, and Charles Shambaugh; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, her husband, her 
parents, and six siblings, Lorena Thom, and Keith, Deane, Richard, 
Scott, and George Shambaugh.

The memorial visitation will be held at 1 p.m. followed by the 
Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Crossroads 
Presbyterian Church, 6031 West Chapel Hill Road, Mequon. Friends and 
family are invited to a reception after the service.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at the 
Neche Union Cemetery in Neche, N.D.

Memorials in Margaretís name may be directed to Alzheimerís 
Association,  (800) 272-3900,

The family would like to thank the staffs at Bickford of Crystal Lake 
and Heartland Hospice for their loving care.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at For information, call Davenport Family 
Funeral Homes and Crematory at (815) 459-3411.