Margaret Ditschler

Obituary of Margaret A. Ditschler

Margaret A. Ditschler, 89, died on September 4, 2020 at her home in Maplewood, Minnesota, surrounded by love and family. Margaret Ann Anderson was born on the farm in East Alma Township near Milton, ND to John and Laura (Walstad) Anderson on November 13, 1930. She attended rural school near West Mountain and graduated from Milton High School. She received her Registered Nursing degree from Grand Forks Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1951, graduating with high honors. Her long career included working at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Hospital during the polio epidemic of 1952, and spent many years in long term care. Margaret enjoyed drawing and painting her whole life. She loved gardening and animals of every kind. Her greatest joy came from her grandchildren and great­grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents; siblings, Bert, Clara, Crissy, Amy, Barney, and Lois; and daughters, Meryl Papa and Peggy O'Brien. She will be forever missed by her children, Sean O’Brien, Katherine O’Brien, Randy (Patty) Ditschler, Jeff (Josje) Ditschler, Bridget (Phill) Enke, Barb (Desi) Biechman, and Becky Reehl; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. A Celebration of Margaret's Life will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021: Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, with an 11:00 AM Memorial Service at Eastside Community Lutheran Church, 1212 Earl Street, Saint Paul - FACE MASKS REQUIRED. Immediately after the service, there will be Refreshments & a Luncheon at church. Following the luncheon, Interment for Margaret & Joseph Ditschler will take place at Glen Haven Memorial Garden, 5125 W. Broadway Avenue in Crystal, Minnesota at 2:15 PM. **FACE MASKS are required for ALL attendees. The family thanks you for your consideration of the children and their families.
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Friday
20
August

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, August 20, 2021
East Side Community Lutheran Church
1212 Eart Street
@ Maryland St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Friday
20
August

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
East Side Community Lutheran Church
1212 Eart Street
@ Maryland St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Friday
20
August

Interment

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
Glen Haven Memorial Gardens
5125 W. Broadway Ave
Crystal, Minnesota, United States
Margaret & Joseph Ditschler