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Margaret I. Thurber

May 20, 1929 — February 1, 2023

Wausau

On the morning of February 1, 2023, Margaret "Marge" I. Thurber entered God's Kingdom at the age of 93. Margaret was born to the late Ernest and Lena (Kreitzer) Brown in Hancock, Wisconsin.

Eventually Marge would meet Robert Thurber and they would become husband and wife on March 6, 1948. They enjoyed traveling and camping to Arizona and Texas. Square dancing was a passion of hers, along with being an amazing homemaker for her husband and two children Jean and Jeffery. As a family they enjoyed playing cards and dominos with friends and relatives.

Margaret is survived by her children, Jean (Charles) Cook, and Jeffery (Mary) Thurber; grandchildren, Kimberly Corneil, Kristofer (Sandy) Corneil, Amanda (Brian) Blaschka, Amanda (Mark) Jacobson, and Sara (John) Stuplich; great-grandchildren, Alora Stachowiak, Logan Corneil, Mason Corneil, Angelina Blaschka, Carson VandeWalle, and Bret Blaschka. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and siblings, Ruth, Harold (Freida), Helen (Bernie) and Harley (Martha).

Services will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with the service beginning at 11:00 am. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Coloma, Wisconsin will follow later in the day at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to North Central Health Care, 1100 Lake View Drive, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

County Highway V, Coloma, WI

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