Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Margaret Bernard-Wenning
Margaret E. Bernard-Wenning, age 103, of Coldwater, Ohio, died on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born July 19, 1917 in Frenchtown to the late Joseph & Elizabeth (Mathieu) Barton. On August 13, 1938 she married Arthur Bernard and he died September 17, 1986, then on May 19, 1990 she married Lester Wenning and he died March 27, 1997.
She is survived by two daughters Mary Jane (Dennis) Freeman and Shirley (Jesse) Steinke all of Coldwater; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; Wenning step children, Leslie (Patricia) Wenning, Cheryl (Cy) Muhlenkamp, Nicholas (Charlene) Wenning, Carol (Thomas) Rosenbeck, Roger (Cheryl) Wenning, Madonna (John) Guggenbiller and David Wenning; 20 step grandchildren and 32 step great grandchildren; and in-laws Eloise Barton and Carl Francis both of Greenville and Cam Wenning of St. Henry.
She is preceded in death by an infant grandson; two step grandchildren; siblings and in-laws Cletus (Velma) Barton, Bernard Barton, Lucille (Alfred) Monnin, Wilmer (Lucille) Barton, Catherine (Leonard) Dapore, Lester (Viola) Barton, Loretta Riddle, Joe Barton, Marie Francis, Cletus (Regina) Bernard, Lester (Sylvia) Bernard, Louis (Jeanice) Bernard, Evelyn Wint-Kaucher, Joe Wint, Ben Kaucher, Lillian (Norb) Dues, Francis (Linda) Wenning, Paul Wenning and Lucille (Jim) Ontrop.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater. Margaret worked at the former Buckeye in Coldwater and retired from Reynolds & Reynolds in Celina. She was proud of her French heritage and of being a hard worker.
She would go fishing with Arthur with the goal of catching a bigger bass than him. She enjoyed playing many card games but you had to quickly learn there was no talking. She loved to bowl with Lester and this gave her another outlet for her competitive spirit.
She attended Mass daily after Arthur's passing. She was always the first to arrive and the last to leave. When she moved to Ft. Recovery, she became a Communion distributor and a money counter at Mary Help of Christians. Margaret was a tiny little lady with a feisty personality. She will be greatly missed; she is now reunited with all her family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial following all CDC guidelines will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater with livestream at Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Friends may call from 12 PM to 2 PM Friday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Care.
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