MUSCATINE, Iowa - Margaret H. Weber, 103, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Premier Estates in Muscatine.
There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Westley United Methodist Church, Electa Chapter #32, Order of the Eastern Star, or the donor's choice. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Margaret was born on April 25, 1914, in Davenport, the daughter of Louis W. and Martha Hardman Bohling. She first married Clifford G. Klein and her second marriage was to Charles F. Weber. Both husbands preceded her in death.
She graduated from Muscatine High School, Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, with a B.A. in Music and English and later graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, with a M.M.E. degree in Music.
Margaret was employed as a proofreader at the Muscatine Journal from 1932-1934. She was a teacher for 40 years teaching in Stanwood, Iowa for one year, four years in East Waterloo, Iowa, in the Junior High School, two years as an Instructor and Music Librarian at the Iowa State Teachers College and the remainder in the Muscatine Community School District.
She was a life member of Iowa State Education Association. Past Matron and 50 year member of Electa Chapter #32, Order of the Eastern Star, in Muscatine. A 50 year member of Pyramid Temple #10, Daughters of the Nile, in Davenport. She was a Life Member of Trinity Hospital Auxiliary in Muscatine. Margaret was a 63 plus member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Muscatine and member of Ruth Circle at the church. She was a former member of the violin section of the early Tri-City Symphony in Davenport, University of Colorado at Boulder Symphony, Cedar Falls-Waterloo Symphony, and the Drake-Des Moines Symphony.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Reverend Dr. Carl E. Klein and wife Sharon, of Spirit Lake; one grandson, Dr. Andrew G. Klein, of College Station, Texas; one granddaughter, Melissa A. Klein and her husband Louis J. Venezia, of New York, New York; one half-sister, Bonnie Jean Hines and her husband Richard Elefson, of Bismarck, North Dakota; nephews, and families. Charles F. Bohling Jr., of Riverside, California, Paul Sharpley II, of Wisconsin, the family of Susan Nagel, and Richard Elefson Jr., of Bismarck, North Dakota; three Weber step-daughters and their families, Virginia Lanfier and her husband Eugene, of Cedar Falls, Ruth Jessup and her husband John, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, Roberta Chant and her husband Byron, of Davenport; Close friends Bill, Kathy and Todd Reinsager and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son at birth, Charles Herbert Weber; step-father, William M. Hines; one sister, Cameon and her husband, Paul Sharpley; one brother, Lt. Col. Charles F. Bohling (USAF retired); and a niece, Susan Nagel.
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My condolences to Carl and Sharon (awesome people) and family and to special friend Joyce Wheeler through whom I came to know Margaret many years ago. She has left a large and special legacy through her love of work and ... more
I adored Margaret! She and I team taught together at West in the early 70's. She was a special mentor and a dear friend. She inspired me with her gentle, kind spirit and her dedication to excellence. My deepest sympathie... more
Mrs. Weber was a fabulous teacher. I owe much of my ability to write briefs and other materials to her. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation are not so well taught any more. Bless her for the tireless (and often unappre... more
Margaret married my Uncle Charlie and was so sweet. She and I emailed when she was in her 90's. I always used her as an example when people said they were too old to learn. I hope heaven is full of the jokes and laughter... more
I came to know Margaret when I visited her at the nursing home.Her ability to to reach out to me and to participate with family, friends, and the rest of the world was an inspiration to me. Her life was a blessing.
MARGARET AND I WERE ON THE STAFF AT WEST JUNIOR HIGH FOR MANY YEARS. SHE WAS A SPECIAL LADY AND A GREAT TEACHER.