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Kiel, Margaret E.

Margaret E. Kiel, age 93, of Sheboygan, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. She was born in Door County, WI, on September 1, 1919 the daughter of the late Gustav and Wilhelmina Maetke Badtke.

Margaret attended local schools in the Brussels area and graduated with honors from Brussels High School. She then attended and graduated from the Sheboygan Business College. On May 24, 1941 Margaret was united in marriage to Raymond Kiel in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1993. After raising her five children Margaret went to work at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital as an EKG Tech for over 20 years, retiring in 1985.

She was a current member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was involved in various groups that include the Braille Center #100, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and the Senior Citizens Club. Margaret was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

Margaret had many interests which included baking and decorating cakes, crocheting, sewing and reading. She enjoyed making and selling her crafts and sewing clothing for her children and dolls. For the past 10 to 15 years Margaret would make her "comfort books" for anyone who needed some help.

Survivors include her 5 children, Gerald (Linda) Kiel, of FL, Diane (John) Michaels, of Kohler, Debra Kiel, Kathleen Kiel, Randall (Barbara) Kiel, all of Sheboygan; her 6 grandchildren, Tammy (Diehl) McKendree, Wendy (John) Scharenbroch, Dawn (Jerry) Daggett, Melissa (Kyle) Odekirk, Raymond (Courtney) Kiel; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her 11 brothers and sisters.

A funeral service for Margaret will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1634 Illinois Ave., Sheboygan with Rev. Adam L. Scheblein, officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday morning from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service at 12:30 P.M. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery.

Margaret's family would like to thank the staffs at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and 5th floor at St. Nicholas Hospital for the compassion and care that was given to her.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Margaret's name. The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at


Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 8, 2013
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