The smell of oysters and warm cream has
always meant one thing for the Schingen family in Fond du Lac-that Margaret
Schingen’s rich Christmas stew was soon to warm their bellies, most likely
followed by a fist-shake or a sharp-tongued barb from the irrepressibly witty
Margaret, 94, lived in
Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac her entire life. She was born February 10, 1921 to
Christ and Louise Korth Salzman, raised her family there, and passed away March
24, 2015 at Touchstone Living Center in North Fond du Lac.
She loved music, especially polka, and was an
accomplished accordion player. That was how she met her future husband. Then
Margaret Salzman, she was asked to play at a
going-away party when Robert Schingen sold his father’s farm. Her polka and
pluck stole his heart. On June 24,
1946 the two were married at St. Joseph’s Rectory in Fond du Lac, Wis.
to her marriage, she was employed at Infant Socks. She also loved to play
games, cards, watch the Green Bay Packers and collect
cardinals. Once a week she relished in getting her nails painted by
volunteers at Touchstone.
But it was her family
that she devoted her life to. She took great joy in making for them her decadent oyster
stew and banana cake.
Margaret is preceded in
death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Dorothy Thielitz and Ruth Sabel.
is survived by two sons, Wayne (Jan) and Steve (Deb), six grandchildren: Scott (Kelli), Joe (Karen), Sara (Jason Brzek), Andrew
(Eram), Tim (Stephanie), Mike and seven great-grandchildren Max,
Katalia, Ben, Ellie, Ty, Robert and Madelyn.
She is also survived by
her sister Charlotte Braatz; sisters-in-law Eileen Hoey and Joan Andrew; and
brothers-in-law Gordon and Jerome Schingen, and many other relatives and
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00
A.M. at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. FUNERAL: Memorial services will be held on
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Uecker-Witt Funeral Home with
Reverend Thomas Meyer officiating. Cremation has taken place with inurnment in
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For additional information and guest
book go to www.ueckerwitt. com