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Margaret Rocheleau

Margaret Marie Rocheleau, the daughter of Phillip and Catherine (Ganje) Schmaltz was born on July 13, 1924 in Torgerson Township, Pierce County, North Dakota.  She died at the age of 94 years on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Trinity Homes in Minot, North Dakota.


Margaret was raised in the home of her parents and graduated from Rugby High School and completed her education at Interstate Business College in Fargo.  She worked at Triple A office ad for Pierce County Extension Agent of Rugby.  On December 29, 1953, she was united in marriage to Richard Rocheleau in Rugby.  The couple made their home on their farm in the Willow City area.  They eventually moved to Rugby.  Margaret was a member of Christian Mothers at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby.  She was a great hostess for many coffee parties and loved to bake and cook. 


Margaret is survived by her children, David of Minot and Renae Flynn (Fiancé Colin) of Minot; several nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Mary Brossart, Christine Kraft, Catherine Gilmore and Lucille Berg; brothers, George, Peter, John and Frank Schmaltz; and her parents.



Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27 at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby.  A rosary will be recited at the church at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. 

Posted Condolences:

My sympathy to Margaret's family.  I visited your Mom often as a volunteer at the Home.  She was such a gracious and gentle person. I am happy she is free of her infirmity, but will miss her.
Jeanne Artz



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