MARGARET "MAGGIE" FEARING
Margaret "Maggie" Fearing, age 83, formerly of Minneapolis died on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Heritage House, Faribault.
Memorial services will be held at Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. A private interment will be held at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.
A memorial visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault for one half hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Margaret the daughter of Ward and Gladys (Morrison) Milton was born on May 9, 1928 in Minneapolis. She married LeRoy "Swede" Fearing and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by her two sons, Stephen Fearing of Brooklyn Park and Thomas Fearing of Eagan; six grandchildren, Katie Sandoval, Kyle Fearing, Erik Fearing, Carly (and Brandon) Barton, Justin (and Jessica) Fearing and Allyson Fearing; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Eloise Festa of Canaan, CT; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters and one brother.
Name: Andrea (Kennedy) Taatjes
Date: Thursday November 10, 2011
Maggie babysat me from the time I was a baby until the 6th grade. Maggie also took care of my sister Vicki and our friend Shan. The three of us were there on a daily basis for years along with many other kids from the neighborhood. Even though in 5th and 6th grade I didn't need a sitter I still wanted to go to Maggie's in the morning for breakfast and to talk. My favorite memories of spending time with Maggie were riding the city bus downtown, eating dinner at Powers Department Store, people watching in the shoe department at Dayton's and then catching a ride home with Suede after he finished work at the parking ramp. I also enjoyed helping her decorate for Christmas and bake cookies. She made the best cut-out frosted sugar cookies. I have tried to make them many times, but they never taste quite like Maggie's! I will always remember her smile:) Maggie had a positive influence of my life and I am blessed to have had her as such a big part of my childhood! Andrea
Name: Dan Goleski
Date: Wednesday November 09, 2011
My family knew Maggie in the 70's as one of our neighbors back in Robbinsdale. My Mom, Mary Crowley was one of Maggie's bowling buddies. Once a week--I think on Tuesday mornings--I remember there would be a quick knock on our back door (Maggie lived a few houses down the street and we shared the same alley) Then after the abrupt knocks, the doorbell would start ringing. Over and over nonstop dinging until one of us opened the door to let her in. And there she was with a big smile calling out to my Mom, "Mary Lizbird!! Maaaaary Lizbird!!" My mom's middle name being Elizabeth, but Maggie nicknamed her Lizbird--a nickname I still use today when referring to my mom. Maggie was always such a fun and upbeat lady. She took care of our childhood friends Vicki, Andrea and Shan. And her watchful eye was also looking out for the rest of the kids in the neighborhood. This story my mom has told dozens of times--She received a call one afternoon from Maggie telling her that an unusual little girl was singing and walking around in high heals in her back yard. A girl she'd never seen in the neighborhood before. Turns out it was my little brother Mike dressed in one of my Mom's wigs and a pair of her shoes. That story still haunts him to this day. :o) Maggie was a fun and positive part of our childhood. I know I speak for my entire family when I say she was an energetic and positive influence in our lives. We're glad we had the opportunity to have known her. Sincerely, Dan Goleski
Name: Denny Lorenz
Date: Tuesday November 08, 2011
Maggie and Leroy was so good to me. They took me in there house for a whole year while I went to Business School in Mpls. I was always invited to go up to the lake with them to go skiing with Tom and Steve. We had so much fun. Maggie and I during the week would always sit and talk while she made dinner. Tom,Steve your Mom was a very special person and will always hold a special place in my heart. We did have a good time during that time. It would not have been possible without your wonderful parents.