Margaret L. "Maggie" Wittmer

Margaret L. "Maggie" Wittmer, age 58, of Wall, SD, died Friday December 17, 2004 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, December 20, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant.

Music was provided by Rita and Gene Patterson. Ushers were Jim Bloom, Donny Kelly and Donny Schone. Pallbearers were Dennis and Doug Schone, Lynn Culver, Terrell Ramsey, Tommy Velez, Alan Waldschmidt, Alan Born and Leroy Stortenbecker.

Interment was at the Quinn Cemetery. Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Kelly, better known as "Maggie" to her family and friends, was born on August 29, 1946, in Wall, the third child of James L. "Ike" and Mary Jane (Schone) Kelly.

She grew up in Quinn and went through the eighth grade there. She continued her education in Wall and graduated from Wall High School in 1964. The last two years of high school she lived in Wall. She attended Black Hills Teachers College for one year.

She returned to Wall and worked as a cook in the Wall Drug Store.

Margaret was united in marriage to Ed Wittmer in June of 1967. They lived in Arizona for a short time after which Margaret returned to Wall to live.

Margaret spent the rest of her life working in the food service business. She worked at the Wall Drug Store, worked as a cook at Perpetual Help School in Rapid City for several years, operated her own business and worked at the Cactus Cafe as a cook.

Not only was Margaret a great cook, but she was a talented painter. She enjoyed her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, as well as all her family and friends.

Grateful for having shared her life include four sisters, Loretta Ramsey and her husband, Bill, of Silver City, IA, Kathern Stone and her husband, Gary, of Strausburg, CO, Rose Mary Cramer and her husband, Charles, of York Springs, PA, and Dana Gladding of Lincoln, NE; eight nieces; two nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial is established.