Name: Margaret Ann Schwalm
Hometown: Pigeon, Mi
Funeral Date: March 21, 2013
Date of Birth: February 08, 1929
Date of Passing: March 15, 2013
Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home
The Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. on Thursday March 21, 2013 at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon, with Rev. Alvin Yoder officiating. Burial will be at Grandlawn Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Activities Director of Lynwood Manor Nursing Home or the Lenawee Humane Society. Memories may be shared online at meyersieckbussemafuneralhome.com VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 noon until the service time
Margaret Ann is survived by one sister, Donna (Richmond) Limberger of Pigeon. Margaret Ann and Donna shared a special and loving bond throughout their lives. It was this special relationship that Margaret Ann treasured throughout her life. Sister-in-law and friend Madge Richmond survives her also. In addition, those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Robert J. (Bernadette) Schwalm of Ubly, Lynne A. (Rick) Benson of Marion, and Janice K. Schwalm-Brewer of Weston; grandchildren, Robert J. Schwalm Jr., Thomas (Kristi) Schwalm, Jennifer Benson, Bethany Benson, Benjamin (Kristy) Schwalm and Jon Schwalm; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Soleena, Owen, Logan and Arianna Schwalm; step-grandchildren, Tony (Tracy) Wodwaski, Loretta Wingard, Karen (John) Murphy, Margaret (Geoff) Aughe , Trisha and Joseph Wodwaski, and Veronica Brewer; step great-grandchildren, Emily and Boomer Wingard, Sophie Wodwaski, and Richard and Jillian Reed; best friend Ila Lorentz; special niece JoAnn (John) Schaefer; nephew James (Colleen) Richmond; and special person Mary Schwalm. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. Son-in-law Rod Brewer has preceded her in death. Thank you Kay (Tom) Viers, Noreen (Rod) Tietz, Carol (Jim) Stein and family, and Susanna Hawley Allen for all the memories, love, joy and laughter you shared with her throughout her life. Visits and flowers from Eddie J. Munro, and Heather and Matt Burnett and family brightened her nursing home days.
Margaret Ann (Richmond) Schwalm passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at Lynwood Manor Nursing Home in Adrian, where she had been a resident since October, 2010. Margaret Ann was born February 8, 1929 to Royal and Evelyn (Schember) Richmond. They and two younger siblings, Barbara and James, preceded her in death. Margaret Ann married Basil J. Schwalm in Pigeon on August 30, 1951, and they were married almost 30 years until his death in 1981. Being a child of the depression, Margaret Ann began working at age 11. She had many odd jobs that kept her busy throughout her childhood and teenage years. During her married life, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, home canning and attending her children's school activities. Margaret Ann's talent for crocheting was truly a gift. She loved gifting family and friends with crocheted afghans, doilies, dolls, toys, and other items. Her homemade fudge chocolate sheet cake and her scalloped potatoes are still talked about in the family as being of the world's best. Margaret Ann was also a bookworm-a passion which she passed on to her three children. After Basil's death, Margaret Ann worked in the home health care field until retiring in 1993. She enjoyed her retirement attending grandchildren's activities, vacationing and watching game shows. One special vacation was when she, daughter Janice, son-in-law Rod, five dogs and a motor home traveled to Copper Harbor. She said it was a vacation she would always remember, especially the motor home on the narrow roads! In 2007 she moved to Weston and lived with daughter Janice and son-in-law Rodney and their pack of dogs. The dogs held a special place in Margaret Ann's heart.