Margaret PATER was born on Feb 2, 1917 in Waupun, Fond Du
Lac, WI, USA. She died on May 4, 2003 in Waupun, Dodge Co, WI, USA.
WAUPUN - Margaret Schears, 86, of Waupun, died on Monday, May 5, 2003, at
the Waupun Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m., at the First
Reformed Church, 422 W. Franklin St., Waupun. The Rev. Rick Boon will
officiate. Burial will be in Alto Cemetery.
Margaret was born on Feb. 2, 1917, in the town of Waupun, the daughter of
George and Jennie (Riel) Pater. She was married to Dick Schears on Oct. 18,
1934, at the First Reformed church parsonage, Waupun.
Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a
very faithful member of the First Reformed Church, Waupun. She was formerly
employed with the Christian Home for a number of years as a nurses aid. She
enjoyed crocheting, quilting, gardening, picking hickory nuts with her
daughters and the Lord's great outdoors. She will be remembered for her
apple squares, pies, cakes, home-made desserts, and especially her homemade
Survivors include nine children, Donald (Joanne) Schears, Kansas City, Kan.,
Jermaine (Rose) Schears, Beaver Dam, Richard (Mary) Schears, Beaver Dam,
Milton Schears, (fiance Sharon Whitcher), Buena Vista, Colo., Wilbert (Jean)
Schears, Waupun, Diann (Dennis) Linke, Fox Lake, Joann (Jerrold) Neumann,
Gerald (Rita) Schears, and Larry (Charlotte) Schears, all of Waupun; one
daughter-in-law, Linda Schears, Beaver Dam; 27 grandchildren; 37
great-grandchildren; three sisters, Willamina (Wilbert) Smits, Harriet
Streekstra, and Gertrude (Ted) Vander Woude, all of Waupun; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, on July 29, 1974; one
grandson, Dan Schears; her parents; two great-grandchildren, Austin Bukowiec
and Hannah Mae Straley; and two sisters, Josephine VanLoo and Johanna Oonk.
Friends may call on Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kohls Funeral
Home, Waupun, and on Thursday, from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at
the First Reformed Church, Waupun.
The Kohls Funeral Home, Waupun, is serving the family.
CitizenOnline May 6, 2003
She was buried on May 8, 2003 in Alto Cemetery, Alto Twp, Fond du Lac, WI.
Married Dick Schears at the Parsonage of the First Reformed Church, Waupun,
WI. former Nurses Aid at the Christian Home Incorporated, Waupun, WI. She
worked during the depression as a hired girl, bringing home $1 a week, which
she gave to her parents, who were so grateful, that they now could buy enough
flour for the family.