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home : obituaries : obituaries August 23, 2017

8/22/2012 11:28:00 AM
Margaret Woizeschke

Margaret Woizeschke, 88, of Windom died Aug. 17, 2012, at Windom Area Hospital.
Services were Tuesday at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating.
Special music was provided by Ruth Wohlfeil, organist.
Casket bearers were Brian Woizeschke, Tim Olsen, Mark Olsen, Bob Dressel, Mike Woizeschke, Brad Schultz, Mike Zinck, Howard Christopherson and Jeremy Clark.
Honorary bearers were members of The Golden Age Club.
Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
Margaret Avis Woizeschke was born July 18, 1924, to Ernest Karl and Emma (Boese) Woizeschke in rural Cottonwood County. She was baptized in Windom before the family later moved to Martin County where Margaret attended Granada Public Schools.
She also attended St. James Lutheran School in Northrop for two years and was confirmed in 1938 at St. James Lutheran Church in Northrop. She graduated from Granada High School in 1942.
Margaret attended Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Marshalltown, Iowa, graduating in 1945 as a registered nurse.
She was part of the Cadet Nursing program during World War II and later attended the University of Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1962 and Masters of Education in Nursing in 1968.
She began her nursing career at Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown before going to Hunt Hospital in Fairmont. She returned to Deaconess Hospital as a staff nurse in 1947 and served as assistant instructor in the school of nursing from 1948 to 1952.
For the next two years, she served as a staff nurse at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis then worked as an office nurse at the Windom Clinic until 1960.
Margaret also was an instructor at Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester from 1962 to 1969 and continued as an instructor in inservice education until 1972. She was an assistant professor at College of St. Teresa in Winona until 1980, then finished her nursing career as a staff nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester before retiring in 1990.
Margaret returned to Windom to live with her mother and brother, Paul. Together with their sister Adelia, they cared for their mother until her death in 2002.
Following a mild stroke in 2011, Margaret spent several months in Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom before moving to Mikkelsen Manor.
Margaret was involved in Lutheran Church of Our Savior as a member of the Altar Guild, LWML and Golden Age Club. She also served as a Sunday School teacher and Bible Class leader and helped create the church newsletter.
She also was a member of the American Nurses Association.
Margaret enjoyed reading, music, handwork, puzzles and spending time with family.
She will be remembered for the hats she wore.
She was preceded in death by her sisters: Gertrude Woizeschke, Wanda Baglien and Renata Olsen; and brothers-in-law: Loren Baglien, Elden Olsen and Rev. Jerome Wohlfeil.
Survivors include her four sisters and three brothers: Bernie (Judy) Woizeschke, Adelia Woizeschke, Ruth Wohlfeil and Paul Woizeschke, all of Windom; Ernest (Sharon) Woizeschke of Champlin; Celia (Rodney) Pinske of Buffalo; and Melanie (Steve) Schultz of Litchfield.

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