Margo Jean Brockmeyer, 77, of Spirit Lake and formerly of Lost Island Lake/Ruthven, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake. The Rev. Father Brian Hughes was the celebrant. Interment was in St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery, Spirit Lake.
Margo was born June 20, 1936, in Spirit Lake to Leo and Jesse (Poyzer)?Happe. She graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1954, and went on to earn her college degrees from State Teachers College and University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
On Aug. 17, 1957, Margo and Ronald Brockmeyer were united in married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake. To this union, six children were born:?Lynn, Lorrie, Paul, Mary Beth, Tom and Keith.
Margo and Ron devoted their lives to their six children and their activities. Margo touched the lives of many other children as well, as she spent over 40 years in the teaching profession and never met a child she wasn't willing to mother.
Ron and Margo were residents of Lake Center, Lake Park, Victor, Lost Island Lake, and most recently, Spirit Lake. The two of them were a very active team in many service organizations within each community. Margo was also a loyal supporter of Ron's many activities and work responsibilities.
Margo was a scout leader, religious education teacher, in women's church groups, Jaycees, Betterment Association, Lost Island Protective Association, and volunteered for many other groups and causes. She was a most giving and generous soul. Margo had a creative passion for art, gardening and writing. She was always willing to share her skills and produce with others.
Margo was known to her grandchildren as "Grammie."?She would do any thing to help her children, grandchildren and friends. She was a great storyteller. She claimed many "world famous" recipes that she shared with all. She will truly be missed by family and friends more than words can say.
Margo is survived by her husband, Ron; son-in-law, Scott Zern, Conrad, Angie (Dan)?Reece, Brennan Dickinson, Ankeny, Tim (Kaitlin)?Zern, Cedar Falls, Amy (Chad) Tate, Waterloo; daughter, Lorrie (Mike), Alex, Talia Patton, Hudson; son, Paul (Tanya)?Brockmeyer, Chandler, AZ, Kelcey (D.J.)?Danner, Johnston; daughter, Mary Beth (Scott) Ben, Charlie and Jonathon Neff, Beaman; son, Tom (Paula), Danielle Brockmeyer, Buford, GA; son, Keith (Sharma), Mikayla, Katelyn Brockmeyer, Spirit Lake; sisters, Joanne Shuck, AZ, Carolyn Joss, WI, and brother Mark Happe, Arnolds Park, and many other relatives.
Margo was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Zern; great granddaughter, Jaelyn Zern; her parents, Leo and Jesse Happe; and her twin sister, Melva Jackson.