Margareta March, 85, of Oelwein passed away on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Monday March 21, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein with Rev. Leo Combs-Lay officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton. For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.
Margareta was born on August 14, 1930 to William and Alma (Kampman) Eilers in Aplington. On August 27, 1954 she was united in marriage with Raymond March at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarksville. Margareta attended the Iowa State Teachers College and Upper Iowa University. She taught in rural schools, and the Van Horne, Osage and Oelwein Community Schools, retiring after 30 years.
Margareta was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for over 60 years. She served on many committees and volunteered when help was needed. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Oelwein Area Retired Teachers School Personnel, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and Friends of the Library. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She also enjoyed travelling, reading, playing cards, quilting for her family and attending activities at the Williams Center.
Left to celebrate Margareta’s life are her sons: Dennis (Mary) March of Clarion and David (Nancy) March of Clarion; her daughter Lois (Mark Ralston) Robson of Walford; her grandchildren: William, Dylan and Kayla Robson of Walford, Alison, Erin and Lauren March of Clarion, and Jeremy March of Clarion; her sisters: Alma Bettenga and Grace Arends; her sisters-in-law: Betty, Barbara and Georgia Eilers; as well as nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond (1972), her parents, her brothers: Bill, Chris, Edward and George Eilers; her sisters: Gesina Jungling and Adeline Johnson; and four brothers-in-law.