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Margaret K. Medinger
Margaret K. Medinger

Persnickety and yet so generous, Margaret (Marge, Bootsie) Katherine Medinger (Metz) of Cedar Grove, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center a bit short of her goal to live 100 years. Margaret was born December 30, 1936 in Brown Deer to Mathias Sr. and Hildegarde Metz. She attended Cedarburg High School and later earned her GED in 1978.

On May 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to Harvey Medinger Sr. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg. Margaret was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in Random Lake.

In addition to raising eight children, Margaret was employed at various times at Rainbow Springs Country Club, Krier Foods, Sprague Electric, Lasata Nursing Home, H&R Block and as a secret shopper. She and Harvey travelled to many states and countries, and her favorite place was Iceland.

She enjoyed reading many newspapers, working on crossword puzzles, bird watching, and sending greeting cards. In addition to commemorating birthdays and anniversaries, she cherished celebrating unusual holidays like Ground Hog’s Day.

Margaret is survived by her children: Fred (Kellie) of Random Lake; Harvey Jr. (Janet) of Browntown; Joe (Jean) of Sheboygan; Phil (LuAnn) of Sheboygan; Tony (Shelley) of Ardell and Mari (Keith) Falk of Plymouth; foster daughter Johnnie Mae (Edward) Thurmond of Lexington, MS and special friends Keith and Terry Chipman of Cedar Grove. She is further survived by 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, sister Barbara Winter of West Bend, brother Walter (Gwen) Metz of Cedarburg, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Harvey Sr.; sons; Jerry and Louie, infant daughter Mary Barbara, infant grandchildren/great grandchildren: Mandy May and Trevor; brothers Joseph Metz, Mathias Jr. (Karen) Metz and siblings-in-law: Eldred Winter, Elmer Medinger, Elsie (Norb) Koch and LaVerne (Robert) Shupe.

Margaret will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Adell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Random Lake Interfaith Food Pantry or a charity of the donor’s choice.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

A celebration of life will be held in the late spring of 2022.