Obit: Marg, Donald Fred #2 (1930 - 2017)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Marg, Hagedorn, Schmidt, Strangfeld, Helm
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/30/2017
Marg, Donald Fred (11 March 1930 – 21 August 2017)
Donald Marg, age 87, of Neillsville, WI passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Care & Rehabilitation Center – Neillsville.
Donald Fred Marg was born March 11, 1930 in Neillsville at the home of his parents, Edward and Lillian (Hagedorn) Marg along with his twin brother, Melvin Marg.
He was united in marriage September 18, 1954 in Melrose, WI to Jean Schmidt.
Don is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Larry) Strangfeld of Neillsville and their children, Scott (Corinne) and family of Baraboo, WI, John (Leslie) and family of DeForest, WI and Marc (Alicia) of Eleva, WI, his son, Jeff “Curly” and Jeannine Marg and family of Custer, SD. He is further survived by seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, a brother, Irvin (Glenna) Marg of Neillsville, WI, a sister Caroline (Roger) Helm of Granton, WI, a sister-in-law, Virginia Marg of Neillsville, WI and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean in 2010, his twin brother, Melvin in 1986, parents, Ed and Lillian.
Don was a very busy man in his life. He worked for A&P store, Tri-State Breeders, built and ran stagecoaches in Ohio for 2 summers, was an accomplished carpenter and loved being a farmer from 1970 on the home farm being the 3rd generation herdsman. He always had horses in his life and raised and showed Belgians and Percherons. He also was Secretary and Manager of the Clark County Fair for 20 plus years, he also was in the Milwaukee Circus Parade for 15 years with his horses. He quit milking his beloved cows (with the help of his best friend neighbor) on April 15, 2017; a true farmer to the end.
He had a gentle way with animals, having many kinds thru the years. He also sang with the Clark County Male Chorus and was in the Lakeland Air Force Band while in basic training.
He attended WI Short Farm Course in 1949 and Dale Carnage Course in 1958. He was a Korean War veteran with a medical discharge in 1951.
A celebration of his life will be held at his farm, W6181 Granton Road, Neillsville on Friday, September 1, 2017 with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:30 a.m. and lunch to follow with stories to tell, memories to share and hugs to give ‘until the cows come home’.
Please join his family in making this his best ever reunion of family and friends. He’ll be watching over us to make sure we’re all there.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Donald’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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