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Margaret Alice “Marge” Birkholz

Margaret “Marge” Birkholz, age 80 of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long term care unit.

Margaret Alice (Daggett) Birkholz was born May 15, 1924 in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Arthur and Alma (Schmalz) Daggett. She was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Lester Prairie June 9, 1924, and confirmed at the same church April 10, 1938.

Marge attended Lester Prairie schools from 1930 to 1942.

She was united in marriage with Orval Birkholz Sept. 2, 1042 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Stahlke. The couple made their home in Minneapolis until 1947, before settling permanently in Lester Prairie.

A lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Marge was involved in choir, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and Bible study.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Eugene Daggett and Howard Daggett, and a sister, Virginia Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Orval, of Lester Prairie; children: Dale Birkholz (wife, Jan) of Minnetonka, Alan Birkholz (wife, Brenda) of Glencoe, Kaye Adickes of Lester Prairie, Charles Birkholz (wife, Kris) of Montrose, and Anne Dahl (husband, Paul) of Bloomington; 10 grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Doris Daggett of Hutchinson, Bruce Birkholz (wife, Carolyn) of Lester Prairie, Clarice Carlbom of Stockton, Calif., and Marvel Workman of Nisswa; as well as other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. The organist was Jane Holasek, and the congregational hymns were “Blessed Be,” “Amazing Grace,” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Visitation was Friday evening at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

Casketbearers were Matt Birkholz, Alex Birkholz, Jeff Adickes, Brad Suess, Lee Ford, and Mike Heigl. Interment was in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.

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