Margaret Barder

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Margaret Louise (Hauenstein) Barder

St. Cloud, Minnesota

April 20, 1923 - April 28, 2013

Margaret Louise (Hauenstein) Barder passed into eternal life on April 28, 2013, one week after celebrating her 90th birthday with family and friends. She was born April 20, 1923 in St. Paul to Harold and Louise Hauenstein. She graduated from Derham Hall High School in 1942, joined the Nurse's Cadet Corp in 1945, and then received her public health nursing degree from St. Louis University in 1948. On Sept. 3, 1949 she married Emmett Richard Barder. Margaret met Emmett when he filled in for a friend who had asked her out but couldn't make it that evening. That was the beginning of a love affair that led to a marriage lasting 63 years.

Margaret began her career as an RN in 1948, serving many with compassion for over 30 years. Margaret's 10 children were her pride and joy. We will treasure her gifts of needle-point, fruitcake, birthday cards, and Christmas letters. But above all she cherished her devotion to her prayer life. The hours she spent in companionship with her God were her source of comfort, strength, and joy.

She is survived by her loving husband, Emmett; her 10 children, Patrick (Sandra) of Indianapolis, Mary Lou (John) Bot of Arden Hills, Theresa (Kent) Pierce of Fridley, Michael (Margo) of Plymouth, Timothy (Any) of Glen Ellyn, IL, Deacon Mark (Mary Beth) of Big Lake, Rebecca (Greg) Allen of South Bend, IN, Edward (Charlene) of Champlin, Tony (Duanna) of Cedar Park, TX, Julie (William) McGhee of Victoria, B.C.; 30 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Fred; sister, Joanne (Pardo); and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Carol (Tennyson).

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud with prayers at 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at St. Benedict's Senior Community Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private interment will take place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 30, 2013
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