BAEHNE, Margaret (Whiten) 1918-2002
BAEHNE, ADAMS, WHITEN
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/24/2011 at 01:16:25
ROCKFORD, IOWA - Margaret Baehne, 83, of 104 First St. N.W. in Rockford, died Sunday evening (Feb. 10, 2002) at the IOOF home in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Rockford, with the Rev. Marjorie Bradshaw, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.
Fullerton Schumburg Funeral Home in Rockford is in charge of arrangements.
Those planning on an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Margaret Baehne Memorial Fund.
Margaret was born on November 8, 1918, one of seven children to Glen and Eva Mae "Adams" Whiten at Hill City, S.D. She attended school there and worked with the family on their farm.
In the mid '40s she moved to Rockford where she met her husband, Fred Baehne. They were united in marriage on March 15, 1949, at Lyle, Minn. While living in Rockford she worked as a nurse's aide at the Rockford Convalescent Home and after it closed she was employed at Nora Springs Care Center.
Her love of cooking landed her a job at "Jim's Café" in Rockford and then returned for a short time as a cook for the Nora Springs Care Center. She enjoyed working and helping people.
Margaret was a successful vegetable and flower gardener, doing latchhook, embroidering, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends, especially going downtown for coffee. Her biggest joy was her great grandson, Cody. She also played "500" and played marbles with the kids. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles, watching Westerns and "The Price is Right" on TV.
Those thankful in sharing Margaret's life include her daughter, Irene and her husband, Vernon Arndt, of Rockford; her son, Reents and his wife, Pam Cordes, of Cedar Falls; four stepsons who she was very close with, Roger and Liz Baehne, of Coarsegold, Calif., Bob and Fran Baehne, of Orange Park, Fla., Jerry Baehne, of Canoga Park, Calif.. and Jim and Joyce Baehne, of Placerville, Calif.; two grandchildren, Bobbi and her husband, Chad Hinrichsen and Nick Arndt, all of Rockford; one great-grandson, Cole Paulus, of Mason City; three sisters, Annabelle Lundquist, of Deadwood, S.D., Annamae and Joe Ripplinger, of Underwood, Minn., and Ruth Roesler, of Oaktown, Ind.; and one brother, Emmett Riley, of Belle Fourthe, S.D.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1975; her parents; two brothers, James Riley and S.F. Whiten; two stepsons, Dale and Earl Baehne; and one stepdaughter, Ruth Buffington.
Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (641) 756-3311.
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