Margaret was born in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She graduated from Osseo High School and from the University of Minnesota.
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She moved to Alaska and married Bernard Dale Claus, where they resided until his death.
"Midge" has lived in Seattle, Washington and most recently Atlanta, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Dale Claus and her parents, Kenneth and Florence Hanlon.
She is survived by daughter, Jessica, grand-daughter, Ariana, and son, Nathan. Sisters, Sharon Benzel, Arlene Albrecht and Kathy Bohlin; brothers, Keith Hanlon and Kenneth Hanlon. Margaret chose to be cremated, there is no memorial planned.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2013