Margaret Michael

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Margaret J. Michael, 94, of Independence and formerly of the Brandon, Iowa area died Sunday evening at the Buchanan County Long Term Care Center, Independence.
Margaret was born on April 21, 1916, in Watkins, the daughter of William and Mary (Delaney) Schmidt. She graduated from the Norway High School and was united in marriage to Joe J. Michael on October 29, 1946 in Watkins, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Monti Area until moving to a farm near Brandon in 1959.
She is survived by three children; Jolene Groff, Fairfax, Karen Michael, Cedar Rapids, and Ronald Michael, Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and two sisters: Anna Mae Ward, Belle Plain, and Alice McElliott, Manchester.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe in 1988, two daughters; Mary Michael in 1991, and Carol Gienapp in 2007, two sisters; Delores Becker and Lois Stramer, and three brothers; Clarence, Bill, and Bob Schmidt.
Funeral services were Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Independence. To leave an on-line condolence please go to under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, 2010