Margaret Bernard(1926 - 2014)

Margaret Elizabeth Bernard

June 11,1926 - March 12, 2014

Margaret Elizabeth Bernard was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 12, surrounded by her husband, Bert and several family members.

Margaret was born to Anthony & Grace Traeger in Timberlake, South Dakota on June 11, 1926.

When Margaret was 10 years old, she moved to Mt. Angel, Oregon with her parents and siblings. After graduation from Mt. Angel Academy, she worked at Mt. Angel Press as a proofreader. She also worked at the Benedictine Nursing center and Mt. Angel College.

In 1969, she married Albert "Bert" Bernard & moved to St. Paul where she worked at US Bank. Margaret served as a 911 dispatcher for St. Paul Fire Department while her husband was the Fire Chief.

Margaret & Bert enjoyed traveling together, attending shipmate reunions of the USS Concord, the Navy Ship that Bert had served on during WWII. They also took many trips with the Chemeketa Farm Tours.

Margaret's lasting legacy is her sweet sunny disposition, positive attitude and compassionate giving heart. She loved and cared for her many nieces and nephews as if they were her own children.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Leo Traeger and sister Monica Traeger Stuckart. Margaret is survived by her husband Bert of St. Paul, her sisters Sr. Antoinette Traeger OSB, Mary Schurr, Regina (Ed) Schiedler, Gerry (John) Beyer, her brother Fran (Carol) Traeger of Mt. Angel, her brother Tom (Bobbi) Traeger of Kenmore, WA as well as sister-in-law Betty Traeger of Mt. Angel.

Funeral Saturday March 15, 10:30 am @ St Paul Catholic Church - 20217 Christie St St. Paul Oregon - luncheon to follow.

Funeral Home

Cornwell Colonial Chapel
390 N 2nd St Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 981-7771

Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 15, 2014