Margaret M. Zahn
1944 - 2020
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Margaret M. Zahn

Sheboygan - Margaret Mary Zahn walked into the arms of her loving Savior on May 23rd, 2020. The daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Erzen) Zahn, Margaret was born in Sheboygan on March 21, 1944.

Margaret was a lifelong member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. She graduated from Ss. Cyril and Methodius Grade School, North High School, Sheboygan County Teachers' College and Lakeland College.

Margaret spent 47 years in Catholic education. She taught at Immaculate Conception School from September, 1964 to June 1986 and at Christ Child Academy from September, 1986 to June, 2011. During those years she taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th Grade. She also taught a 3rd-4th Grade combination. Margaret saw many changes in education during those 47 years. Teaching was truly a blessing to Margaret and her students always held a very special place in her heart.

In addition to teaching, Margaret also worked part-time in retail. She worked at the J.C. Penney store when it was located downtown and when it was located at the Sheboygan Mall. She also worked at Prange Way and Kohls.

Margaret was fond of traveling on bus tours. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and going for walks down to the lakefront. She was without a doubt a cat lover. She always had a cat or two in the house.

Margaret had a very strong faith in God. She believed that she saw God in the wonders of each changing season. And she always believed that Jesus held her in the palm of His hand and wanted only what was good for her.

Margaret was very grateful for her many kind-hearted and caring friends. Margaret was known by many for her gentle nature. She was a gift to her family, a blessing to her students and a pillar to her church. It is an understatement to say how deeply Margaret will be missed.

Margaret is survived by her cousins, Pat Schetter of Sheboygan, Laurie (Geoff) Wein of Sheboygan, Barbara (Jim) LaViolette of Sturgeon Bay, Arnie (Debbie) Zahn of Algoma and Uncle Marvin Birr of Sheboygan.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Margaret and George Erzen and Adeline and Herman Zahn; aunt, Carole Birr and uncles, Arnie, Buddy and Robert Zahn.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan with funeral service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please be advised that social distancing will be observed. Private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

During this difficult time of social distancing, you may show your support by joining our "Hugs from Home" program where your message will be attached to a ribbon to remind the family of your love and support. Please go to Kindly send all hugs by 12 noon Friday, May 29, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Christ Child Academy or the Sheboygan Humane Society.

The family would like to thank the staff at Golden Harbor, Compassus Hospice and Allay Hospice for their compassionate care of Margaret.

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Published in Sheboygan Press from May 26 to May 28, 2020.
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June 2, 2020
I am sorry to read of Margarets passing. She was a special teachersfor my kids at CCA, so dedicated . A few years ago I stated visiting her at Golden Harbour. I heard many special things about Pat and Laurie, and occasionally took a ride past the lake and past her former house on Geele Avenue with her. She had a heart full of love .
Sandy Brickner
May 29, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy and warmest thoughts go out to Margarets family.
Margaret had a heart of gold and it showed in her willingness to help others.
I always enjoyed our Wednesday morning breakfasts where we had many good conversations.
Margaret was a GEM... I treasured our friendship. Thanks for all the fond memories Margaret! You are loved and missed.
Monica Zittel
Monica Zittel
May 28, 2020
Rest in Peace Margaret. You made 3rd grade so special for Austin. Truly one of his favorite teachers. So kind and caring. You will make a "PURR"fect Angel!!
Terri Weber
May 28, 2020
Rest in peace Ms. Zahn - she was by far one of the best teachers I ever had at I.C. and years after she still remembered myself and my brother.

Nancy Beck formerly Rammer
Nancy Beck
May 28, 2020
Margaret was such a good friend. I will miss you, but am glad that you are finally at peace. After all of your hard work you have now been rewarded and are flying with the angels and holding Samantha Susan and your other four legged friends in your you sweet lady......God Bless.
Deborah Federer
May 28, 2020
She was my favorite teacher! I was blessed to have her for 3rd and 5th grade at Immaculate Conception. She believed in her students and their capabilities. She led by example and was a "true" teacher. God bless her. What a heart and what patience to teach for so many years! Thankful for her presence on earth and her gifts she shared with so many.
Jane Fenn-Brill
May 28, 2020
Rest In Peace, Margaret. Heaven is a better place now.
Janie Eisenschink
May 27, 2020
I was very saddened to hear of Margarets passing. I had her as a teacher in both 2nd and 3rd grades in 1968-1969 and she has remained my all time favorite teacher. Later in life she became a friend. She will truly be missed. You are at peace now...Till we meet again Margaret!
Mary Burkard
May 27, 2020
Knew her well and so grateful to her for teaching my children. Great lady!
Mary Lutzke
May 27, 2020
Ms. Zahn was my 2nd grade teacher in 1968. There were 52 children in my class. No teacher's aides, just her. Amazing. RIP Ms. Zahn.
May 27, 2020
Margaret was a dear, sweet, and gentle lady. My kids loved her as a teacher. She was on the church cleaning crew and worked very hard and did a wonderful job at all the projects she volunteered for at church.
She is an angel in heaven. My sincerest sympathy to all her family and friends.
God's peace and comfort.
Barbara Wessler
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