Margaret Coerper (nee Maurer) of Cedarburg peacefully entered eternal
life at the age of 85 on Thursday, June 13, 2013, with family and
friends at her side. According to her wishes, her life will be
remembered and celebrated privately.
Margaret was born on Jan. 18, 1928, to Claude Norman and Jessie (Boshard)
Maurer. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1945
and remained active as a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma throughout her
life. She married Garfield James Coerper in Florida. Gar preceded her in
death in 1972.
Margaret was active with the Cedarburg Woman’s Club, the Women’s Club of
Greater New York and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She
enjoyed playing bridge with friends and collecting antiques. Margaret
cherished living independently, surrounded by nature at her woodland
home in Cedarburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Carolyn Margaret
(Darryl, joyfully remarried to Barbara Rizzo) Graham of Pittsburgh; and
by her brother, John Maurer.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, L. Elizabeth (Peter, deceased) Fay
of Chicago. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Jessica Margaret
Graham and Matthew Edward Graham of Pittsburgh, and Arielle Sundquist
Fay and Forrest Carlyle Fay of Chicago.
The family wishes to thank Hensley and Harriet Foster for their
unfailing friendship and kindness over the years. They are grateful for
the vigilant care and comfort she received from Anne, Lin, Courtney and
Katie. The family is appreciative of the constant and compassionate
support provided over the years by Carlyle and Marjorie Fay, Trudy
Hannam, John Kaufman and the Ruhlman family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the
American Cancer Society or to Cedarburg’s Advent Lutheran Church – Mabo,
Haiti Orphanage. For online condolences, please go to
Arrangements were handled by Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory.