Margaret Bielefeld

Margaret “Dutch” R. Bielefeld, 90, of Verndale died Friday, May 3, 2019 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Fri., May 10 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Rev. Gabriel Walz officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 9 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Prayer service will be at 7:45 p.m. on Thurs. at the funeral home in Staples. 

Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Margaret “Dutch” was born November 18, 1928 in Schley, IA to William and Loretta (Farrell) Smith. She was united in marriage to Charles Bielefeld on January 29, 1951 in Loudes, IA. The couple was married for 65 years and continually shared that companionship through the good and hard times. Charles and Margaret farmed near Dougherty, and later Lime Springs, and Osage, IA. Margaret learned to be resilient, and strong while working on the farm; yet composed and compassionate while taking care of her children. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples and walked strongly and passionately in her faith. Most recently Margaret enjoyed making beaded necklaces, bracelets and snakes for her family members; she loved flowers and birds. Above all else she loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family and friends.

Margaret is survived by two daughters, Colleen Weber and Sandra Sneed; two grandchildren, Michelle “Micky” (Elvis Blesi) Weber and Mark (Miranda Eckert) Weber; three great-grandchildren, Bianca and Owen Weber and Jaxton Eckert; sister-in-laws, Patty Smith, Lenora Bielefeld and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Loretta; husband; two sons, Patrick and Joseph; infant daughter, Mary; one sister, Mary (Phil) Moore; sister-in-law, JoAnn (Warren) Smith; brother-in-laws, Walt, Daryl, William Bielefeld and Merlin Smith.

Arrangements are by  Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples,.

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