Margaret Gajeski - Departed on Mar 13, 2008 - Green Bay, WI
Margaret Gajeski - Departed on Mar 13, 2008 - Green Bay, WI

Margaret Gajeski

Born in Green Bay, WI on Dec 09, 1936

Died on Mar 13, 2008 and resided in Green Bay, WI

Margaret (Shinners) Gajeski, 71, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer she never lost hope. Margaret was born December 9, 1936 in Green Bay to the late Dr. George and Marguerite (Goemans) Shinners. On June 29, 1957, she married Robert Gajeski at Annunciation Parish in Green Bay. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer. Margaret and Robert have six children and four grandchildren, all residing in Green Bay: Mary Gajeski; Robert (Kim) Gajeski and daughters Nicole and Ashley; Kathy (the late Marty) Scofield and son Kyle; Mark (Kay) Gajeski and children, Justin , Laura and Eric Goltz; Ann (Rick) Brosig and daughter Lydia; the late Stephen (Jeannie) Gajeski. Margaret has two brothers and two sisters: Barbara (John) Grainger, Raleigh, NC; and George (Jane) Shinners, Antigo, WI; Michael (Lee) Shinners, Chicago, IL; and Mary (William) Burt, Antigo, WI. Margaret graduated in 1955 from Green Bay West High School. She then attended St. Mary´s School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota. For many years, Bob and Marge had a large fruit and vegetable garden. Marge enjoyed canning several varieties of pickles, spiced crab apples, pickled beets and making strawberry and raspberry jams. Marge was very happy that she was able to be a stay-at-home mother. When her children got older, she drove bus for Jelco/Laidlaw where many of those kids became special to her. She retired from driving school bus after 27 years. Some of the things Marge enjoyed were playing cards, Sunday drives and swimming in Lake Michigan she would relax for hours just listening to the waves. Marge also enjoyed going to their cottage she would get excited when deer, turkeys or an occasional bear would show up. One of her favorite things was to have family over for holidays the best being Christmas. At Easter, there would always be a huge Easter basket on the kitchen counter. One of her favorite sayings was "shh, don´t tell your father!" Margaret was always there with a word of encouragement, or saying, "things will usually work themselves out". She set an example for her children by being kind to others, and most recently, how to pass away with dignity and grace. She was very proud of her grandchildren and of their accomplishments. Margaret was the best wife, mother, and grandmother that anyone could have wished for. Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Gajeski family at www.prokowall.com. Margaret truly appreciated the people that came to talk with her and all the prayers she received during her illness. The family would also like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Groteluschen and the oncology staff at St. Vincent Hospital, the Unity Hospice staff, and especially, Sister Helen Keyzer of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Evening Services: Sunday Mar 16, 2008, 7 pm Parish Wake Service at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Sunday Mar 16, 2008, 3 to 8 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Funeral Mass: Monday Mar 17, 2008, 10:30 am at St. Philip the Apostle Church

Visitation: Monday Mar 17, 2008, 9:30 to 10:30 am at St. Philip the Apostle Church

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