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Margaret McMillie, 90, Wisconsin Dells

September 19, 2018

Margaret (Hartman) McMillie, 90, of Wisconsin Dells, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in New Mexico, with her son and caretaker Mark at her side.

Margaret was born Nov. 14, 1927, on the family farm outside of Oxford, where she grew up. She was the daughter of John and Stella Rodger. Margaret had three sisters and nine brothers, all of whom are deceased.

Margaret enjoyed walking to the one-room schoolhouse in her childhood years. While growing up on the farm, chores were plenty. She obtained a great work ethic which she passed on to her 10 children. She also passed on a great sense of humor to her children. She loved to laugh and always enjoyed a good joke or prank. She was a people person. She often would sit and talk to a stranger, leaving as friends.

She enjoyed watching Wisconsin sports. The Brewers, Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. She loved listening to country music and was fond of Rascal Flats and their No. 1 hit “Take Me Home.” She is now on her way.

Her favorite passion was playing euchre. It didn’t matter where or what time — she wanted in. She was quite good at the card game. She also enjoyed shooting pool and would surprise many opponents with her skills.

She was married to Donald McMillie for more than 30 years. She was a member of the David Corners Methodist Church and the Oxford VFW Auxiliary. She resided at Oak Park in Baraboo before moving in with her caretaker, her son Mark, in New Mexico.

Margaret is survived by her children, Wayne (Joan), Mike (Karen), Willie (Paula), Jeff (Magda), Mary (Jay), Kim (Billy), Mark (Connie), and Todd (Jean). A special mention of granddaughter, Connie Golz who helped Mom over the past several years. Margaret had 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Bill and Donald; daughter, Carol; and son, Jimmy.

Per Margaret’s request her body was donated to science and there will be no service.

Margaret left her family and friends with beautiful memories. These memories will be filled with laughter and tears. They will help us through the coming years.

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