Margaret Rambadt, age 94 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Thursday
morning December 31, 2009 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
She was born December 6, 1915 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a daughter to the
late Floyd and Etta (Baker) Chapman.
Margaret had resided nearly her entire life in Sturgis. On May 19, 1934
she married Edmond Rambadt in LaGrange, Indiana. He died November 27, 1990.
She retired from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis following 15 years of
employment and she was a dedicated wife mother and grandmother.
Margaret was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in
Sturgis where she was also member of the Afternoon Circle. She and her
husband for many years volunteered their time with the Sturgis Hospital
Guild. She enjoyed playing cards and loved time with her family
especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by Two Sons; Stanley (Joyce) Rambadt of Sturgis and
Ronald (Carol) Rambadt of Sturgis, 6 Grandchildren; Jeffrey (Betsy)
Rambadt of Sturgis, Allison (Daniel) Jeran of Islip, Long Island, New
York, Christopher Rambadt of Austin, Minnesota, Amy (Tony) Roberts of
Granger, Indiana, Steven (Diane) Rambadt of Columbus, Ohio and Mitchell
(Sheryl) Rambadt of Elkhart, Indiana, 19 Great Grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Monday at the
Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St.,
Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life
of Margaret Rambadt will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. The
Rev. Robert Keim of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis will
officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn
Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs.
Rambadt’s memory consider the First United Methodist Church, 200
Pleasant Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091, Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks
Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr.,
Portage, MI 49024.