MARGARET F. VAN ESCH

Margaret

 

Margaret F. Van Esch, age 82 of Faribault, died on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Homestead Hospice, Owatonna.

Memorial services will be at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Mandsager, officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Memorial visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, May 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Margaret Frances, the daughter of Martin F. and Mildred (Larson) Van Esch, Sr., was born July 29, 1928 in Austin. She lived most of her life on the family farm outside Faribault. Margaret was a long time employee of The State Bank of Faribault in a variety of positions and retired in 1993. She volunteered and served on local community and non-profit organization boards and was an election judge for many years. She enjoyed travel, crafts, socializing with friends, cooking and baking and trips to the casino.

She is survived by two sisters, Inez Wagner of Austin and Elaine (and Robert) Simmons of Faribault; a brother in law, Clarence Merten of Austin; two aunts; many nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Anton, Norbert "Gene" and Martin Van Esch, Jr.; two sisters, Catherine Merten and Clarabel Klouse; sister in law, Vivian (Ableman) Van Esch; brothers in law, Miles "Shorty" Wagner and Clifford Klouse.


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Name: Toni Van Esch
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Date: Saturday May 21, 2011

Memories

Mutzy Putz...I will miss you dearly. Some of my memories: Her love for her family. Her love for her friends at the State Bank in Faribault. Her cream color Cutlass Supreme; with a sun roof. She was in her fifties, what a "cool" aunt. She would take me shopping and out to eat as a child. She would buy me Levi's, which I thought was so awesome. She drove like a race car driver. I would fear for my life at times. ;) I would say "punch it Margaret." Like that 80's commercial. Her love for the casino and scratch offs. Margaret...thanks for always being there for me. No worries I will keep Aunt Hilma and Aunt Inez in line.

Name: Toni Van Esch
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Date: Saturday May 21, 2011

Memories

Mutzy Putz...I will miss you dearly. Some of my memories: Her love for her family. Her love for her friends at the State Bank in Faribault. Her cream color Cutlass Supreme; with a sun roof. She was in her fifties, what a "cool" aunt. She would take me shopping and out to eat as a child. She would buy me Levi's, which I thought was so awesome. She drove like a race car driver. I would fear for my life at times. ;) I would say "punch it Margaret." Like that 80's commercial. Her love for the casino and scratch offs. Margaret...thanks for always being there for me. No worries I will keep Aunt Hilma and Aunt Inez in line.

Name: Debbie (Van Esch) Freiberg
Email: dudendeb@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 21, 2011

Memories

There will never be another one like her! I was fortunate to have spent time with Aunt Margaret in her final days and hours. I can attest that she never lost that sense of humor and although she was feeling poorly, put on her best face for visitors. She lived until she died, which is all any of us can ask. I will always be grateful for the things she shared with me. She was truly a great lady and I will miss her immensely. Like Carol, I have all her "secret" recipes and make them over and over. Thank you to the Bahe family. I remember your Aunt Betty fondly as well.

Name: Carole Bahe Ferrier
Email: cmferrier@charter.net
Date: Friday May 20, 2011

Memories

I knew Margaret for many years when I lived in the Faribault area. She was such a good friend of my Aunt Betty who passed away some years ago. Margaret was truly a delight and wonderful person. I have some of her recipes that she passed to Aunt Betty over the years and still enjoy them. Her dill pickles come to mind now. I pray that she rests in peace and is now with our dear Lord.

Name: James Bahe
Email: jmba68@aol.com
Date: Friday May 20, 2011

Memories

Margaret was a great friend to my Aunt Betty Bahe and my mother Cordula Bahe. She kept in contact with mom from time to time after Betty died. She was always a warm and friendly as well as kind hearted person to all she came in contact with. She also had a great sense of humor. She will be missed. So sorry I didnt know she was ill..the last time I saw her was when she visited my mom and a relative of hers in St. Lucas here in Faribault. On behalf of the Bahe family please accept our condolences..

Name: Greg Merten
Email: gmerten@metrolinanephrology.com
Date: Friday May 20, 2011

Memories

Aunt Margaret, you will be truly missed. I will always cherish and hold dear a host of memories that you helped create for Todd and me. Always quick with a laugh or smile, you were a special person and touched many lives. We love you and will miss you.