|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1924|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 2001|
Margaret B. Augustson, 76
Margaret B. Augustson, 76, of Alexandria, Minnesota, formerly of Evansville, died on Sunday, June 10, 2001 at the Douglas County Hospital.
Margaret was born on October 26, 1924, the daughter of Carl and Ann Wilken of Brandon. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Margaret attended Millerville Parochial grade school and graduated from Brandon High School. During her high school years Margaret also took care of her younger brothers and sisters.
Margaret was united in marriage to Wendell Augustson from Battle Lake on May 8, 1945 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville. The couple farmed near Battle Lake for three years and then move to Evansville where they bought a farm and farmed until 1983. Margaret also worked at the Crestview Manor in Evansville as a nurse's aide for 17 years.
Mrs. Augustson enjoyed gardening, flowers, writing poetry and had several of her poems published. Margaret and Wendell also enjoyed playing cards together. After her children got older she had more spare time to play the organ and harmonica — she even wrote her own music.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Wendell; five children: Bonnie Murtinger (Frank) of Eagan; Wendy McClain of Alexandria; Joyce Gillespie (Djelloul) of Eagan; Sylvia Bartells (Kenneth) of Brandon; Lynn Augustson (Cheryl) of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters: Elmyra Olsen, Adeline Brozek, Leona Hopfner, Beatrice Perkins; and two brothers: Charles Wilken and Don Wilken.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Florence; and Gerald and Marcella in infancy.
Parish Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2001, 7:30 p.m. and a Christian Mothers Rosary at 8 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2001, 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Brandon with Father Eugene Lemm officiating. Musical selections were by Evelyn Lanners, Bernie Thoennes and Jim Berry.
Pallbearers were Trevor Gillespie, Troy Gillespie, Steven Murtinger, Brian Arneson, Kyle Bartells, Jolene Bartells, Sara Murtinger, Amanda Arneson, Kaitlyn Augustson, Meghan Augustson and Greg Styba.
Interment was at St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery in Brandon.
Services were directed by Petermeier's Alexandria Funeral Care and Cremation Service.
Echo Press, Published June 15 2001
Wendell M Augustson (1924 - 2002)*
Wendelyn Mae Augustson McClain (1949 - 2010)*
Saint Ann's Cemetery
Created by: Wilfred Alan Revering
Record added: Mar 27, 2011
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