Margaret Caroline Thompson, 88, passed away peacefully at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center on her beloved husband’s birthday, Thursday, March 19, 2009.
Margaret was born in Genesee, WI, on October 9, 1920, to the late Theodore and Valeska (nee: Freudenstein) Becher. She lived in Racine for most of her life.
On November 26, 1938, in Dubuque, Iowa, she was united in marriage with the love of her life, Carl Albert Thompson, who preceded her in death on June 8, 1993.
With a profound Christian faith, she was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Margaret fulfilled her lifelong passion of being a proud and tireless homemaker, a vocation she completely excelled at. She enjoyed cooking, canning and tending to her treasured family. Margaret loved nothing more than being in the surroundings of her entire family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Alvin (Helen) Thompson, Darlene Thompson and Gene (Sandy) Thompson; grandchildren, Patricia (Paul) Gordon, Bonnie (Bill) Stangohr, Jeanie (Ted) Weber and Brian Thompson; great-grandchildren, Bethany and Aubriana Gordon; Katelin, Emmalee and Jared Stangohr; Tate and Spencer Weber; brother, Leslie (Ruby) Becher; brother-in-law, Ralph McGuire; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her infant sister, Alvita Becher and sister, Loretta McGuire.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday, March 23, 2009, at 1 pm with Rev. Todd Malkasian officiating. Interment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In memory of Margaret, memorials may be made to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion – for helping orphaned and disadvantaged children.
A heartfelt note of thanks to the physicians and nursing staff of WFH-All Saints Medical Center 2B for the compassionate care and support that was so warmly extended in our Mom’s time of need. God bless all of you!
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000