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AGE: 83


ADDRESS: 650 Pearl St. Rib Lake, WI 54470, longtime Village of Rib Lake resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:31 A.M. Monday, January 20, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 6 months.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Rib Lake United Methodist Church


OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin


INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake


VISITATION: Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 25, 2014


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 21, 1930 in Rib Lake


EDUCATION: Attended Rib Lake Elementary School and Graduated from Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1953 in Medford to Roy L. Nelson and he proceeded her in death on March 4th, 1993


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Margaret was a clerk for Schlais Clothing Store, worked at Gem Products Shoe Factory and was a CNA at Golden Living Center all in Rib Lake for periods of time. She enjoyed her dogs, making maple syrup, picking berries, traveling, cross country skiing, bowling, casinos, fishing, playing horseshoes, the Green Bay Packers, and her family. She served on the Village of Rib Lake Board, Lakewood Credit Union Board, Election Board, various Little Bohemia Bowling Leagues, Lakeview Cemetery Board, and Spirit Lake Horseshoe League.


MEMBER OF: United Methodist Church, Rib Lake and its Ladies Aid. She was also a Boy Scout leader.




SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gary (Dorathy) Nelson of Rib Lake and Debbie (Gary) Polacek of Rib Lake
Son-in-Law: Doug Niggemann of Wauconda, IL


CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter: Gayle Niggemann in 2011




SURVIVING SISTERS: Pearl of CA and Jean of AR


SISTERS DECEASED: Mary Jane and Ethel


DECEASED FATHER: Edward Peterson DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret (Maiden Name: Schinker) Peterson


HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Jake, Kaiti, Josh & Doug Jr. Niggemann, Valerie & Kelly Polacek, Bill Nelson, Great-Granddaughter: Alexa Gayle Niggemann


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to the family for a future designation. Hemer Funeral Home of Medford & Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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