Margaret J. Gindt

Cemetery Record Information

Full Name: Margaret J. Gindt


Birth: February 2, 1909
Death: August 25, 1999
Age: 90




Margaret J. Gindt, 90, of 33 Everett St., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at St. Francis Home.

She was born Feb. 2, 1909, in LeRoy, the daughter of Jacob and Rosalia Schraufnagel Gindt.

Margaret was a graduate of St. Catherine’s in Racine, and St. Norbert’s College in 1943, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Her teaching career spanned 70 years.  After graduating from high school, she entered St. Catharine’s convent and took the name Sister Ann Catherine and was a teaching sister for many years.  She left the order and went to South America to work as a missionary with the poor in Nicaragua and Chile, surviving an earthquake and many hardships.  She returned to Wisconsin and continued her teaching career at Campbellsport and LeRoy schools.  Upon retirement at age 65, she continued working, doing substitute teaching and in summers teaching children of migrant workers.  She moved to Green Bay to retire at McCormick Home, where she again did volunteer work in education.  She was a member of the Literacy Council of Brown County and was presented an award in 1989 for providing literacy tutoring to inmates at the Green Bay Correctional Institute.  She continued providing her services to GBCI until age 84, when she moved to St. Francis Home.

Survivors include two sisters, Frieda Scheberl of Fond du Lac and Florence Wood of Durham, N.C.; one brother, Gilbert (Veronica) Gindt of Mequon; and two sisters-in-law, Bernadette Gindt of Slinger and Geraldine Gindt of Largo, Fla.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Rose Kermeyer, Elizabeth Feucht, Mary Gindt, Eleanor Krause, Sophia Schmidt, and Sister Tharsilla; and five brothers, Jacob, Jakie, Alfred, Ralph and Melvin Sr.

Services:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lomira.  The Rev. Vincent Holubowicz will officiate.  Burial will be at the parish cemetery.

Visitation:  From 9:30 a.m. to the time of services Saturday at the church.

Kietzer Funeral Home, Lomira, is assisting the family.

The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

27 Aug 1999, Friday,     Page 12


St. Mary’s Cemetery – Lomira, WI

Headstone Location:
Section A row 6-1