Margel was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in McCool Junction. She was a member and officer of the WELCA where she wrote and presented children sermons for many years. Margel had been a member of Community Club and they were honored as King and Queen, a charter member of the McCool Garden Club, and editor of the Blue River Ripple.
Margel was a homemaker and farmwife. She loved to share her talents with others in any way she could by teaching bread classes, chinese food cooking classes, and hosting stamp camps. She loved to collect coins and stamps.
She is survived by her children: Tom (Marlys) Roe of Webster City, Iowa, Diane (Kent) Chrisman of York, Connie Hall of McCool Junction, NE, and Dr. Su Hunter of Warrensville, NC; grandchildren: Linda (Rodney) Rogers of Council Bluffs, IA, Tammy Thomas of Goldfield, IA, Cora Petersen of Humbolt, IA, Michelle (Brandon) Wardyn of York, Jamen (Nichole) Hall of Seward, NE, Angie (Adam) O’Brien of Amhurst, NE, Kahla (Jeremy) Bergmeyer of Lincoln, NE, Andrea (Jason) Novell of Hickman, NE, Creighton Chrisman of York, and Dalen (Lacey) Hall of McCool Junction; 18 great-grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.
She is also survived by brothers Dexter (Kay) Walter of Aurora, OR and Stanley (Kerri) Walter of Port Orchard, WA; sisters Paulette (Dale) Westburg of Arden Hills, MN and Julene (Gary) Hayett of Enumclaw, WA, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Gary Walter and Chong-Hui, grandson Gilbert Hirsch, sister-in-law Jan Walter, and many in laws.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in McCool Junction with Jim Germer and Ralph Gaines officiating. Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, McCool Junction. It was Margel’s wish to be cremated; however, the family will greet friends and neighbors from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, August 22, at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or family for later designation.