Margarete Meyer, 77 of Breckenridge, MN died under the care of Riveredge Hospice at St. Francis Health Care Campus on October 9, 2012. The funeral is on 3:00PM, Thursday, October 18 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Wahpeton, ND.
Margarete was born in Berlin Germany, March 5, 1935 to Anna Simon Gerigk and Richard Gerigk. Margarete grew up during WWII and the post war, went to school until the 10th grade. Margarete met Henry he who was in the U.S Airforce. They were married on September 9, 1960. They moved to Lubbock Texas, also lived in Oklahoma, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, and then retired and moved to Breckenridge M.N. Margarete loved spending time with children, she did a lot of childcare while they were on the Airforce bases, she really loved the babies. Unfortunately Margarete and Henry didn't have any children of their own.
After Henry passed in 1984, Margarete worked at the F/M Restaurant and other various jobs. She would tell stories of growing up in Germany; of the bombing and shooting that she had seen and heard. Margarete loved to do crafts and she enjoyed having company. She also loved listen to music, and on occasion she would play her German music.
Margarete is survived by her sister Crystal Simon; her brother Heinrich Gerigk; several nieces and nephews all living in Germany. Margarete had many friends that were there for her during the time she battled cancer; Clyde Hughes and Diane Branson, Juanita Pelzl and Joe Gregor, Brandi Willprecht, and Lavonne Brown and family.
She is preceded in death by her husband Henry (1984); her parents; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Her friends would like to thank Riveredge Hospice & St. Francis Hospital for their great support for Margarete in her time of need. Her dogs Ricki and Shorty are going to miss her dearly. Margarete adopted several dogs from the Human Society and her latest dog Princess will lay to rest with Margarete. Margarete touched many lives throughout her life in her own special way.