Margaret M. Wilderman
Margaret M. “Marty” Wilderman, 97, of Fond du Lac, entered
eternal life surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the
Hospice Home of Hope. She was born in Stephenson, Mich. on Sunday, September
11, 1921, a daughter of Morris and Ella (Guimond) Tebo. Marty graduated from
Fond du Lac High School in 1939. On Monday, March 29, 1943, Marty married
Robert “Bob” Wagenknecht at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. Bob
served in the US Navy (USN) as an Aviation Ordnanceman (AOM2). Stationed aboard
ship in the Pacific Theater, his aircraft was shot down on April 29, 1944. On
Tuesday, July 17, 1945, Marty married Kenneth Wilderman in Durham, N.C. They
were married for fifty-two years and had a long and happy life together. They
lived in Fond du Lac and spent a few years traveling to Lakeland, Fla. for the
winter months. He preceded her in death on Wednesday, May 28, 1997.
Marty was employed at Mercury Marine in Plant 4 for
thirty-one years retiring on February 1, 1984. She taught ceramic classes in
her home for many years while working at Mercury. After retirement, she
volunteered in the gift shop at the Senior Center. Marty was an avid Brewers,
Packers and UW Badger basketball and football fan. She enjoyed crafts and
reading books. Marty loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed
meeting people, and many became lifelong friends. Marty was a member of St.
Mary Church – Holy Family.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue (Bob) Siewert of Fond
du lac and Mary (Bill) Olson of Sun City, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Linda
(David) Contreras of Fond du Lac and Todd Humleker of Kronenwetter, Wis.;
nephews, nieces, cousins and many cherished friends. She was preceded in death
by her parents; her first husband, Bob; her second husband, Kenneth; six
siblings, Clayton (Rose) Tebo, Ervin (Helen) Tebo, Howard (Bertha) Tebo, Morris
(Sally) Tebo, John (Pearl) Tebo and Florence Detert; two brothers-in-law, Glen
Wilderman and Harold Wilderman; two sisters-in-law, Jane Wilderman and Helen
Wilderman; nephews, nieces and cousins.
Visitation will be
held from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Friday, September 13, 2019 at St. Mary Church –
Holy Family, 59 E. Merrill Ave. in Fond du Lac. The Mass of Christian Burial
will follow the visitation beginning at 3:00 PM. Cremation will follow the
services with a private burial in Estabrooks Cemetery to take place at a later
Marty’s family is
extremely grateful for the compassionate care provided to Marty by the nurses,
staff and sisters of Hospice Home of Hope.
information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com