The Lord joyfully greeted Margaret Wenger as she entered His kingdom early Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020.
She was born Oct. 20, 1928, to Anthony and Ida Mintert in West Alton Mo., the fourth of eight children, where she helped her parents run the
family farm (still in operation) until she got married to Lee Wenger July 30, 1955, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Alton.
From that union were born three sons, Martin, Roger, and Scott. Home for the Wenger family was first in Illinois ... Alton, East Alton, and Bethalto. In 1969, the family moved to Louisiana, Mo.
Marge, as she preferred to be known, cheerfully volunteered her time in various organizations in East Alton, Bethalto, and Louisiana including the daughters of Isabella, St. Ann’s, Pike Pioneers Senior Center, St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She enjoyed spending time at the Trimble House and
getting together with the Coffee Club. She was an avid walker for 25 plus years with her friend Betty Asquith. She also followed the St. Louis Cardinals relentlessly, often times recounting the times she rode the street cars to Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, especially emphasizing the free Ladies Day matinee games.
Marge is survived by her three sons, Martin (Cindy), Roger (Barbara), and Scott, four grandchildren Morgen (Mario), Rosia (Brent), Bryan, and Kristen; and three great grandchildren, Henry, Harper, and Oliver all of the Denver, CO area. Also surviving is her oldest sister, Antoinette of Steeleville, Ill., and her brother, Joseph (Dot) of St. Charles, Mo., and many, many beloved in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her parents and husband, her brothers and sisters, Robert, Anthony, Rose Mary, Henry, and Charles, all died earlier.