Mary Margaret Sager, 73

Mary Margaret “Mimi” Sager, 73, of Fond du Lac, died in an automobile accident in Montana on Sept. 11, 2017.

Mimi was born on July 29, 1944, in St. Louis to Gerhard and Mildred (Stellhorn) Schroth. On Aug. 6, 1966, Mimi married Steven Sager in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mimi loved her Lord and placed her full confidence and trust in the love and grace of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mimi was deeply involved in her church, Hope Lutheran, and she lived her faith every day, attending Women’s Bible Study, teaching Sunday School for more than 30 years, serving Loaves and Fishes, and traveling to El Salvador for mission trips. She was a graduate of Luther North High School and Valparaiso University. She believed in the power and importance of education, teaching elementary school, substituting, and serving on the Fond du Lac School Board. She was active in the recovering community. Mimi loved music and participated in numerous choirs such as the South Shore Chorale. She was a gifted cook, knitter and quilter, always freely sharing her creations with her loved ones. She loved attending plays and musicals. She read daily and constantly commented on the beauty in the world. She fiercely loved her family, especially her husband, children, and grandchildren and was always excited for the holidays and next gathering. Mimi was strong-willed, loving, and tender and freely gave of herself. Everyone who came in contact with her felt her love.

She is survived by her mother, Mildred; her husband of 51 years, Steven; four children: Kathryn (Daniel) Hoffmann of Elm Grove, Matthew (Julie) Sager of Madison, Paul (Tara) Sager of Appleton, David (Stacey) Sager of Hamilton, Montana; eight grandchildren: Eli, Ava, and Adelyn Hoffmann; Lily and August Sager; Henry and Lucy Sager; Graham Sager; four sisters: Carolyn Van Otten, Susan Graef, Elizabeth Sellers, Christine Heggeseth; and many relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Gerhard Schroth.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, from 1-6 p.m. at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, and on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Hope Lutheran Church, 260 Vincent St., Fond du Lac from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Hope Lutheran Church, 260 Vincent St., Fond du Lac with Pastor Daniel Ruen officiating.

Mimi recognized the needs of the community and served as the Grants Chairwoman for the Fond du Lac Area Foundation for a number of years. In 2014, Steve and Mimi created the “Steven and Mimi Sager Fund,” an unrestricted fund that supports the charitable needs of the community. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to this fund which can be sent to following address: Fond du Lac Area Foundation, 384 N. Main St., Suite 4, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. (920) 921-2215. http://fdlareafoundation.com/donate.html.  

The Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com or (920)921-4420.