Margaret Ziegelbauer, 94
Nov. 12, 1920 -- Jan. 7, 2015


Margaret Ziegelbauer, known to her friends as Maggie, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home in Germantown. She was 94 years old.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1920, to Frank and Gertrude (Tescher) Theisen. She attended St. Kilian Catholic School and was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church all of her life.

She worked at the Weyenberg shoe factory for many years.

On July 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to Amos Johnson. He passed away on Aug. 17, 1950. On Aug. 1, 1953, she was united in marriage to Eugene Ziegelbauer.

She then moved to the town of Hartford where they started farming on Eugene’s farm, raising dairy cattle. Their hobbies were playing cards, fishing, trapping and gardening. They retired from farming on Aug. 31, 1972, when their large barn was destroyed by fire.

She then started working as a nurse’s aide for 12 years. Retiring from being a nurse’s aide, she became a volunteer for 19 years at the Hartford Care Center.

She was a member of the Daughter’s of Isabella and president of the Christian Mother’s Society. She was a member of senior friends and VFW for over 55 years.

In May 2004, they moved to live with their daughter and son-in-law in Germantown. Eugene passed away on June 13, 2005.

Maggie is survived by her two daughters, Sharon (Roger) Brandenburg of Mayville and Lisa (Ben) Mahsem of Germantown; five grandchildren, Billy Joe Brandenburg, Becky Paskey, Amber (Sam) Willard, Nicole (Paul) Grennier and Ben J. Mahsem (special friend, Jessie Morrow); six great-grandchildren, Dominic, Tori and Hunter Paskey, Emma and Madelyn Willard, and Cora Schalow. Also, a very dear friend, Judy Hetzel. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Amos Johnson and Eugene Ziegelbauer; three sisters, Elsie Hofer, Eleanor Peters and Clara Lam; two brothers, Urban Theisen and Wilfred Theisen; twin brothers in infancy; and grandson, Brian Meuse.

Mass of Christian burial for Maggie will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at 6 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church (264 W. State St., Hartford) with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday at the church from 4-6 p.m.

Interment at St. Kilian Catholic Cemetery on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Kilian endowment fund or to St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.shimonfuneralhome.com