Margaret Zemke Gruetzmacher

Margaret Zemke Gruetzmacher, 91, of the town of Wescott, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Sparta.

Margaret was born on May 3, 1924, in Gillett, the daughter of the late William and Alma (Zander) Zemke. As a very young girl, she moved to the town of Wescott, where she resided until recently. On Feb. 17, 1973, she married Fred H. Gruetzmacher. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Margaret earned her beauty license and successfully managed her own salon for many years. She also assisted her husband in the Occo Feed business.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Chester) Holly, of Tomah; two granddaughters, Rene Holly Klein, of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Kristin (Joseph) Frost, of Lampasas, Texas; one great-grandson, Alexander Holly; and one great-granddaughter, Anna Marie Frost. She is further survived by her sister, Delores Laedtke, of Shawano, as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; her father, William Zemke; her mother, Alma Zemke Lake; her stepfather, Robert Lake; her sisters, Amanda Wilke, Gertrude Morris and Lucille Williamson; her brothers, Alfred and Walter Zemke; her stepsons, Fritz and Raymond Gruetzmacher; and her stepdaughters, Dorothy Kruse and Vanice Wisnefski.

Private family services were held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Schram officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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