Funeral Mass for Margaret Wieglenda, 80, will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 8, 2021 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Gladstone with Father Thomas Wordekemper celebrating. Burial will take place at 9:00 a.m., CT, Friday, July 9, 2021 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation for Margaret will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6:00 p.m.
Margaret passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home in Gladstone.
Margaret was born October 6, 1940 at home in South Heart ND, the daughter of Clement and Philomena (Cinder) Wendel. Growing up, she attended South Heart School through the eighth grade. Following eighth grade she went to a convent and finished high school at Holy Family Academy in Chicago, Illinois. Margaret also completed two years of a three year nursing program before leaving the convent in 1961. She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a nurse’s aide in labor and delivery as well as the nursery. Margaret married Emil Wieglenda on June 3, 1963 and the couple was blessed with one son, William. Following their marriage, the family followed Emil’s job working for Burlington Northern, living in several Montana towns. Margaret worked in various hospitals, as a maid in the Sherman Motor Inn, a clerk at Penney’s and lastly she worked as a desk clerk at the Homestead Inn in Wolf Point, Montana. Margaret was an active member to various organizations: Theodore Roosevelt Amateur Radio Club serving as historian and secretary for several years, American Legion Auxiliary as chaplain for many years, Taylor Senior Citizens, Stark County Historical Society, Old Red (Highway 10) Trail Committee, St. Thomas Church serving as a council member as well as treasurer for the church and St. Thomas Cemetery, ARRL and the KCettes. Margaret enjoyed going to Ham Radio conventions and picnics, Amateur Radio functions, camping out at the Peace Gardens, crocheting afghans and hot pads, reading Christian romance and other books, bowling, playing pinochle and Farkle.
Margaret is survived by many nieces and nephews; special friends, Chase and Betty Fred and their children, Parqer, Landyn and Edisyn; and sister-in-law, Ellen Simon.
Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Emil; son, Bill; parents, Clement and Philomena; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Clara Wendel, Edwin and Tammy Wendel and Bob and Mary Wendel; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Margaret would like donation’s to be made to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Richardton Abbey or the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Gladstone.