Margaret F. Kroger, 84, passed from her earthly body Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Morning Breeze, Greensburg.
Margaret was born May 2, 1929 to Casper & Marie (Kuntz) Wilmer. She lived in Henry County in her earlier years, moving to Decatur County where she then graduated from Greensburg High School in 1947.
Margaret married Carl Kroger June 16, 1948 in St Mary’s Catholic Church Greensburg. Together they made their home in Millhousen and raised their six children.
Margaret was a homemaker; she especially enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and gardening. She worked at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in her early years as an assistant cook and then later as a nurse's aid. She also worked hard as a housekeeper and home caregiver to various people for many years.
She moved from Millhousen to Greensburg in 2000. She lived and worked at Crown Pointe. When her health declined, she moved to Morning Breeze in 2010. Margaret was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Millhousen and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knight’s of St. John.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Charles Wilmer and Lowell Wilmer and stepmother, Claris Hawkins.
She is survived by five sons: Herb (Carla) of Deputy, Bob (Roberta), Denny (Sandi), Tony (Tammy) all of Westport, Larry (Dee Dee) of Greensburg and one daughter, Donna Ferris (Scott) of Dalhart Texas; 12 grandchildren: Bret Kroger, Bart Kroger, Milissa Hensley, Craig Kroger, Angela Jackson, Cory Kroger, Tonya Kroger, Chad Kroger, Brandi Poole, Gabe Ferris, Emily Brown and Eric Kroger, and 26 great grandchildren; sisters Rita Veerkamp, Sherry Israel, Marianna Beckett, Martha Sneed and Katie Ledford; brothers - Norbert Wilmer and Casper Wilmer Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews.
A public rosary service will be held Monday, Sept. 23, beginning at 3:30 p.m., with a visitation for family and friends following, from 4 to 8 p.m. all at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Millhousen, with burial following in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at Morning Breeze and Arbor Grove for their love, compassion and care given to their Mom.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or Morning Breeze.
Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.