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Linzmeier, Margaret E.

Margie Linzmeier (Dolezal), 65, died in her home in Elk Mound, WI after battling brain cancer for two and a half years. Thank you Dr. P. Tana and the staff at the Eau Claire Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center for all the great care Margie received.

Margie loved to travel. She explored France, England, Austria, and Italy in 1972. She visited Nova Scotia, Brittish Columbia, Cozumel, Belise, Quebec, Montreal, the California, Oregon, and Washington coastlines, Santa Fe, and the Utah parks, and most any other place you can think of in both the US and Canada with her husband Chris. Margie also traveled to England, Scotland, and New York City with girl friends and attended Catholic retreats in Vermont, Colorado, and New Mexico. Margie also enjoyed Shakespeare and the theater. While having many amazing accomplishments in her life, she remained unbelievably modest and focused on her loved ones.

Margie was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, the daughter of Rudy and Helen Dolezal. She attended elementary school in Kouts, Indiana and high school years at Ancilla Domini High School, Donaldson, Indiana. She graduated college (magna cum laude) from UW-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI in 1973 with a major in French with a minor in History. She spent her junior year abroad at Caen, France and spent an additional two months visiting the sites in Europe before returning home. She later earned a second major in English at UW-Stevens Point. Margie taught French, English, Spanish, and History for a period of 41 years at six different schools beginning at Duschene Academy, Houston, Texas, then in Wisconsin at Washburn/Bayfield school districts, Rio school district, Westfield school district, Assumption High School in Wisconsin Rapids, and then finishing her teaching career at the Auburndale school district. She is remembered for her efforts leading AFS (American Field Service) foreign language programs, hosting and taking students abroad, and for coaching her forensics teams. She is also known for being the first teacher to arrive and the last to leave each day.

Margie married Chris Linzmeier on July 23, 1977 at St. John's Catholic Church, Dilly, WI. They were happily married for over 40 years. With Chris, Margie raised three sons, Benjamin, Minneaoplis, MN, Daniel (Anna) Marshfield, WI, and Jonathan (Melissa) Elk Mound, WI. Margie and Chris have 12 grandchildren: Lucas, Leia, Tyler, Trinity, Joseph, Troy, Justin, and Isaih, (Dan & Anna) CC, Quinn, Penny, and Will. (Jon & Melissa)

Margie is survived by her husband, her three sons, two brothers, Mike Dolezal (Shelly) Hillsboro, WI and Frank Dolezal, Tulsa, OK and six sisters, Sr. Esther Dolezal, Nirobi, Kenya, JoAnn (Dr. Larry) Barker, Swanee, Tenn., Barb (Bernard) Vodak, Richland Center, WI, Jane (Sion) Shabtaie, Madison, WI, Annette (Steve) Altschwager, Wellington, CO, and Dorothy Steinmetz, Albany, WI, Margie is also survived by many nieces and nephews all of whom she loved greatly. She was preceded in death by one brother-in-law Brian Steinmetz.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 30th at at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Elk Mound, WI. Visitation at 10:00am and service at 11:00am. Followed by a luncheon.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Sept. 26, 2017
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