In Memory of

Marga Wede

September 4, 1929 - July 28, 2016
Marga Wede, the daughter of Wilhelm and Catherine (Hansen) Rahbusch, was born September 4, 1929, in Sutherland, Iowa. She graduated from Sutherland High School in 1949. She was married that same year to Everett Wede. In 1955, she began a 14-year career working at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee. She also worked for many years at the Cherokee Care Center until her retirement in 1995. Even after "retiring", she continued to offer home health care for patients and neighbors needing extra help. She devoted her entire working life to the care of others. Marga passed away, under Hospice care, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, IA, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Dennis; six sisters: Christine, Ella, Mariane, Betty, Ruth and Magdalina; three brothers: Tom, John and William. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters: Nancy Wede and Susan Wede, both of Cherokee, and a son, Ken (Chris) Wede of Madison, SD; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herman (Glenda) Rahbusch and Harry (Gloria) Rahbusch, both of Sutherland, IA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
10:30 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church 230 N. Roosevelt Ave, Cherokee
Pastor Jon Riggert
The family will be present for visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Waterman Cemetery Sutherland, Iowa


Monday, August 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Marga's passing. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you. The family of Bill & Iola Hagedorn.”
- Shirley Sorensen
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We are sorry to hear of the passing of Marga. She always had a kind word & a sweet smile whenever we would see her. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you. The family of Bill & Iola Hagedorn.”
- Shirley Sorensen
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Marga for several years at the Cherokee Villa. She had a heart of gold. She was a very special lady.”
- Renee' M. Bennett
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am so glad I was able to come home in May and see my Aunt Marga. She was so special! My deepest condolences to all the family. I am glad she has been reunited with my mom Ruth Rahbusch and all her Sisters and three brothers and her Mom and dad. ”
- Denise Barrs Minks
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