Margarete E. Blake
1927 - 2021
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Margarete E. Blake
April 25, 1927 - January 18, 2021
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin - Margarete E. Blake, formerly of Sheboygan and Florida, died Monday morning, January 18, 2021 at Pine Haven Christian Home. She was 93 years old.
Margarete was born April 25, 1927 in Frankfurt, Germany. She was the daughter of Adolf and Lena (nee Anton) Barth. She was raised in Frankfurt, and on August 11, 1948 she was united in marriage with Raymond A. Blake. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved back to Raymond's hometown of Sheboygan. On November 12, 1952, Margie proudly became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. Raymond preceded her in death in 1972.
Margie worked at the Sheboygan County Courthouse and the H.C. Prange Company in Sheboygan. In 1977 she moved to Milwaukee and began work at Allis Chalmers Power Systems Incorporated (ACPSI) as an administrative assistant. She then moved onto their System and Dynamics Performance Team where she would remain for the rest of her career. When ACPSI became Utility Power Corporation, Margie relocated to Bradenton, Florida to continue to support the Performance Team. She continued in this role when Utility Power Corporation became Siemens Power Corporation (SPC). Her work for Siemens included a stint in the field at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. When SPC relocated back to Milwaukee Margie chose to retire to stay in Bradenton but continued working for SPC on a freelance basis. In retirement she also worked part time at Edward Jones in Bradenton, Florida.
A devout Lutheran with a strong faith throughout her life. Margie was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan and Hope Lutheran Church in Bradenton, FL. An active and adventurous person, Margie enjoyed swimming, biking, golfing and traveling, including trips to the Holy Land, Turkey, Greece and many trips to her home country, Germany. A lifelong linguist, Margie proudly spoke German, English and French.
Margie is survived by a son, Steve (the late Barbara) Blake of Sheboygan Falls and a daughter, Maryann Clark, currently residing in Bradenton, Florida. She is further survived by a grandson, Matthew A. (Samantha) Blake of Milwaukee, brother, Hans (Edith) Barth of Green Bay, WI; niece, Annette, nephew, Jeffery and former daughter-in-law, Emma (Phil) Mersberger, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, Karl Heinz Barth and a granddaughter, Amanda McGettrick.
The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, January 27, 2020 from 10:30-11:30AM at Wenig Funeral Home, 711 Broadway in Sheboygan Falls. A private family service will follow. She will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Memorial Park beside Raymond.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.
The Wenig Funeral Home – Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the family. Please visit to leave online condolences.

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Published in Bradenton Herald on Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 24, 2021
I spent many a happy time at the house on 8th, Maryann and I driving Marge crazy with our antics. She was a beautiful person with a great sense of humor. She will be missed by all. My sincerest sympathy to Steve and Maryann. May she rest in Peace.

Bob Levezow
Bob Levezow
January 23, 2021
Steve and family,
May your mom's love of life, her faith in God, and an appreciation for her heritage live in you and everyone who knew her now and always. May God bless and protect Margie and you her family now and always.
Steve and Caron DeKarske, Sarasota,Florida
January 22, 2021
I remember Margie very well. Always enjoyed seeing her and her family. She was a very classy and lovely lady. My sympathy to Steve and Maryann and all the family.
Shirley (Blake) Aschebrock
January 21, 2021
My Sincere Condolences to the family.
I ‘am So Sorry for the loss of your love
One. May you find Comfort in your
Beautiful heart and treasured every
memory that holds a special place in
Your love ones heart, may God give
You the strength to endure this difficult
Time, and continue to bless your love ones.
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