Margaret Hentges died peacefully July 31, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 86.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Golden Valley. Entombment will follow immediately at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Margaret Susan Schmit was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Richmond, the second daughter of Nicholas and Clara (Jacobs) Schmit. She grew up on the family farm near the town of St. Nicholas. In the mid-’40s, her family moved to Watkins. She attended Catholic schools and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1950. Her studies continued at St. Cloud State Teachers College where she earned a teaching degree. She taught school in Glenwood for three years.
In 1955, she was united in marriage to Ronald Hentges and they moved to Minneapolis. She raised three children, and she had an illustrious 40-year career at Dayton’s Department Store.
Margaret was a devout Catholic who dedicated her life to helping people in need. She will be remembered for her love of fashion, gardening, and her family. She loved the beach, her Chevrolet Corvair, an occasional cold beer, scallops, Aaron Rogers, coconut cake, golf, her rosary, Glenwear, and the peanut buster parfait at Dairy Queen. She was a German Catholic farmgirl who lived fully, right up to the moment of her death.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Ron in the summer of 2015.
She is survived by her children Jean of Golden Valley, Mark (and Lisa) of Minneapolis, and Kelly (and Mark) of Albertville; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters Alice of Andover and Kay (and John) of Burnsville; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends.