Marguerite Nell Smith, 98, Edgerton, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at the Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne.
Marguerite Schuld was born on March 3, 1922, to John and Lydia (Vos) Schuld on the family farm near Edgerton. She grew up on the family farm with nine siblings and learned the value of hard work. She graduated from Edgerton Public High School as valedictorian of her class.
On Sept. 2, 1945, she married William (Bill) Smith. They farmed near Luverne for a number of years before moving to a farm near Ruthton. When Bill moved to the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, Marguerite moved back to Luverne to be near him. After Bill’s death in October 1999, Marguerite joined many senior citizen trips and made new friends. In 2014 she moved to Edgebrook Estates Assisted Living in Edgerton.
Marguerite cherished her family and always had time for a card game or a batch of cookies for her grandchildren. She enjoyed teaching her family the art of baking bread, gardening, and making jam and earned several ribbons for her entries at county fairs.
Marguerite was also accomplished in many forms of needle work, but her passion was quilting and she was a member of the Blue Mound Quilters in Luverne.
Marguerite was a member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne and had served as an officer in the Women’s Guild.
She is survived by her children Randolf Smith, Linda (John) Feikema, Sue (Arlan) Stegenga and Lanette (Scott) Szymkowicz; sons-in-law Jim Johannsen and Kevin Haraldson; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and surviving siblings Virg Schuld, Elaine Ressmeyer, and Mini Gale Achterhof.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; two daughters, Bonnie Johannsen and Shirlee Haraldson; a grandson, Nathan Stegenga; and six siblings, Fred Schuld, Gladys Zwart, Nick Schuld, Robert Schuld, Arma Belle Stoel and Cornelia Menning.
Arrangements were provided by the Colonial Funeral Chapel in Edgerton, www.edgertonburialassociation.com.