Margaret Pueschel, 96

Margaret Pueschel, age 96, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday evening February 7, 2014 at Mathew 7:7 Adult Foster Care Home in White Pigeon, Michigan.

She was born December 24, 1917 in Sturgis, Michigan a daughter of the late Edward and Eda (Eckert) Schroeder.

Mrs. Pueschel was a life long Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1935.

On September 5, 1936 she married Ernest W. Pueschel in Sturgis. He died January 28, 1982.

She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother and had worked alongside her husband on the family farm. Before her marriage she had been employed by the Kirsch Company in Sturgis.

Mrs. Pueschel was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis her entire life where she was also a member of the Ladies Missionary Circle. She also held memberships in the Farm Bureau and the St. Joseph County Michigan State University Extension and she was the last surviving member of a longtime couple’s card club and she enjoyed sewing and reading.

She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn (Larry) Kelley of Sturgis, Linda (Daniel) Semrau of Warren and Karen (Victor) VanderRoest of Hilliard, Ohio, two sons, David (Jane) Pueschel and John (Rebecca) Pueschel both of Sturgis, 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Edwin Schroeder and Walter Schroeder, one sister, Mildred Adams and one great granddaughter.

In accordance with family wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Margaret Pueschel will be held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis at a later date. The Rev. Paul Stern will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.

The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Pueschel’s memory consider the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1108 E. Lafayette St., Sturgis, MI 49091.

The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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