Switzer, Margaret Jeanette Stoa
Margaret Jeanette Stoa Switzer passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Hiawatha Care Center. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Atkins, by the Rev. Doug Woltemath. Interment: St. Stephen’s Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel.
Margaret was born Aug. 30, 1923, on the family farm in Freeborn County, Minn., to Joseph and Millie Stoa. On Nov. 28, 1942, Margaret married Merle Switzer at the Moscow Lutheran Church in Freeborn County. Margaret retired from Rockwell Collins in 1982, after 32 years of service. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family and friends, traveling, quilting and spending time with her church family at St. Stephens. She has left many loving memories to be shared.
She is survived by her children, Judy (Ralph) Buhrow of Dundee, Ill., Mary Gooden of Milton, Kathy Banks of Denver, Colo. and North Hero, Vt., Donald (Patricia) Switzer of Cedar Rapids, Darryl (Kristi) Switzer of Gilbert, Ariz. and Mark (Cathy) Switzer of Winterset; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Donna Black of Cedar Rapids.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; son, Roger; great-grandson, Landon; her parents; a sister; and two brothers.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Hiawatha Care Center for the outstanding care given to Margaret over the past eight years.
Memorials may be directed to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.
Published Feb. 26, 2013 in The Gazette