Margaret Konig, 93

Margaret Konig, born to Charles and Ester (nee Harbo) Hoenigke, on May 17, 1921, in Milwaukee.

Margaret attended Riverside High School in Milwaukee, worked as a clerk and model for Chapman’s department store and married Vin Konig in 1941. The couple settled in Grafton, where they raised their four children. Margaret was an active volunteer in the growing school district. In 1960 Margaret started the American Field Service program at Grafton High School, in homage to the work her father had done as an ambulance driver for that organization in Europe during World War I. She was the head of the local AFS chapter and became lifelong friends of the first student, Per Egil (“Pete”) Hesla from Norway. When Pete returned to Norway, he tracked down the remaining relatives of Margaret’s mother and introduced the two families. In 1981 she and Vin made the trip of their lifetime to visit Norway. For 22 years in the 1970s and ‘80s, Margaret worked for Casual Corner, a clothing retailer in the Northridge Shopping Center. She was a professional wardrobe consultant, who gave regular clothing seminars for working professional women.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Vin and son Jim, and is survived by sons, Jon (wife, Julie) and Jeff (wife, Kathy); and daughter, Kerry (husband, John); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

From the years of farm life, throughout her career and during her retirement, Margaret was a natural beauty, fastidiously dressed, coiffed and manicured. She never came close to looking her age, and there was never a day in her life when she didn’t look fantastic.

Memorials to AFS-American Field Service, 212-479-1158 or the American Legion Rose-Harms Post 355 Grafton, 377-8887, 1540 13th Ave., Grafton, WI 53024 appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton is assisting the family.