Margaret A. “Marge” Palmgren, 87, of Bark River, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Mather Nursing Home hospice in Ishpeming due to complications from a stroke.
She was born on May 21, 1929 in Kittanning, PA, daughter of Edward and Ida (Sobiski) Meyers.
When Marge was a young girl her family moved to Schaffer and she graduated from St. Joseph High School in Escanaba in 1947.
On May 8, 1948, Margaret married Wesley Palmgren in Escanaba. They lived in Chicago and were part owners of LSP Wholesale Florist.
Marge and Wesley moved back to Bark River and Marge enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting, traveling, knitting, Detroit tigers, being outdoors, playing cards and especially loved all of her animals. She was able to fulfill one of her lifelong dreams of flying an aircraft solo; a rare achievement for a woman in that era.
Among her survivors include her two daughters, Diane Inman of Bark River and Leslie Gilbertson of Royal Oak, MI; two grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jamie) Inman of Seymour, WI and Jason (fiancée, Suzanne Gapa) of Bark River; three great grandchildren Daniel, Nicholas and Riley; two sisters, Dorothy Gorbet of Sycamore, IL and Velma Jones of Dallas, TX; many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Chipper.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Ida Meyers; husband, Wesley; and two sisters, Mary McCabe and Barbara Lorge, great grandson Matthew Inman and special friend Arliss LaFave.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. Parish prayers will be said at 7 p.m. Visitation will also continue on Thursday, September 8th at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating.
Burial will take place in Bark River Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Palmgren family.