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Depies, Margaret M.

Margaret M. (Van Lankvelt) Depies, age 89, Neenah, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 6th, with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. She was born on August 7, 1923 the daughter of the late John and Hattie (Peerenboom) Van Lankvelt. She graduated from St. John's High School in Little Chute, in 1942. She was married to Rainer Depies on June 20, 1946 in Little Chute, Wisconsin and celebrated 65 years of marriage before his passing on December 7th, 2011. Margaret and Rainer traveled and made many friends square dancing after retirement. She loved crafts and spent many hours making hooked rugs, needlepoint pillows, and Christmas ornaments. Margaret volunteered time in the pastoral care ministry at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay. She loved spending time with friends and her four brothers and three sisters with whom she remained very close through out her life.

Margaret is survived by her son Michael (Deborah) Depies of Neenah, two grandsons, Joel (Emily) Depies of Circle Pines, Minnesota, Benjamin (Brenna) Depies of Minneapolis, Minnesota and one great grandson, Wesley Michael Depies. Margaret is also survived by her brother-in-law Gerald (Joyce) Depies, two sisters, Fran Van Nuland and Dorothy Lamers, sisters-in-law Janet Van Lankvelt, Shirley Van Lankvelt, and La Verne Van Lankvelt, her brother-in-law, Leo Campbell and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainer, her parents, her sister, Angela Campbell, four brothers, Bernie Van Lankvelt, Phil Van Lankvelt, Henry Van Lankvelt, and Peter Van Lankvelt, her sister-in-law Lorraine Van Lankvelt and her brother-in-law, Casey Lamers

The Mass of Resurrection will be held at Noon on Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hilbert, Wisconsin, with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert.

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The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Island Shores Assisted Living in Neenah, the Valley VNA in Neenah and Heartland Hospice who lovingly cared for Margaret during her final years, months and days of life.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13, 2012
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