Margot Weiss


Margot Weiss of Birchwood Lake, Campbellsport, died Feb. 25, 2014, at HCR Manor Care in Fond du Lac.

She was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the only child of Stanley and Anastasia Pajonkowski. They came to the United States and moved to Milwaukee in 1927. On Feb. 10, 1945, Margot married Herbert F. Weiss. In 1967, Herb and Margot moved to Birchwood Lake.

Margot was a homemaker, baker and a talented crafts person. She was a volunteer knitting and crocheting teacher at St. Joseph Convent for 27 years. She was well loved by the nuns.

Upon the death of her husband Herb, grandson Aaron Priepke moved in with her and she enjoyed many years with teenagers, family, friends and neighbors. Margot also lived with daughter Tina Weiss before residing at HCR Manor Care in Fond du Lac.

Survivors include one son Herbert E. (Donna) Weiss of Las Vegas, and two daughters Judy (Robert) Gurrath and Tina Weiss of Birchwood Lake, Campbellsport; grandchildren Phillip Weiss, Jason Weiss, Kimberly Tucker, Michael Gurrath, Scott Gurrath, Aaron Priepke, Owen Priepke, Zachary Priepke; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Herbert, four brother-in-laws and four sister- in-laws.

Visitation will be held at Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St. Campbellsport, on March 8, 2014, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Services to start at 12:30 p.m.

“Thank you to family, friends, neighbors and Buster for all the years of companionship. Thank you caregivers Herb Bingham, Ellen Flynn and Tina Rawlins. Thank you to Nancy Stich for all the support, as both our parents went through the disease of dementia; no one knows the journey until it is walked. Thank you to the staff of HCR Manor Care and Heartland Hospice for your support and compassionate care of Margot Weiss and her family. Thank you to all the young people who cared and helped Grandma when she lived alone. Special thanks to Aaron, Owen and Zachary Priepke for all the years of love and care and help to keep Grandma in her home and her daughter’s home. Without you that would not have happened.”

Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences are at www.twohigfunerals.com.