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Obituary for Margaret A. Higdon


Margaret A. "Marge" Higdon
 
Margaret A. "Marge" Higdon, 82, of West Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was born February 5, 1929, in La Crosse to George and Gladys (LaPoint) Huber.  On May 7, 1949, she married Stewart H.. Higdon in La Crosse and he preceded her in death on August 28, 1974.  Marge's favorite pastimes included doing cross-stitch, cooking, baking, and especially playing bridge, even up until the day before she went into the hospital.  Another passion of hers was watching Jeopardy and she never missed an episode for any reason!  Most of all, Marge loved spending time with her grandchildren doing crafts and arranging their annual Christmas pageants that they performed for the family.
Survivors include five children, Connie (Michael) Jeffers of Cottage Grove, Wis., Beth (Dennis) Aspenson of Onalaska, and Jan (Larry) Liles, Stewart (Susan) Higdon, Jr., and Sara (Michael) Gorniak, all of West Salem; fourteen grandchildren, Christopher (Cheryl) Jeffers, Rachel (Christopher) Anderson, Aimee (Tyler) Glaser, Adam (Melissa) Aspenson, Emily Aspenson, Jessica (Wil) Steinborn, Jamie Liles, Ashley Ann (Jeremy) Foreman, Samantha Rae Higdon, Mackenzie Stewart Higdon, Ericka Stewart Higdon, and Kelsey, Tyler, and Jack Gorniak; eight great-grandchildren, Luke, Claire, and Halie Jeffers, Maddie, Eli, and Stella Glaser, Kalli Aspenson, and Trenton Foreman; three sisters, Donna (William) Jones, Mary Brown, and Judith Niedfeldt, all of Onalaska; two brothers, Mike (Shirley) Huber of Onalaska and Joseph (Vernie) Huber of La Crosse; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Richard (Carol) Huber and Steve Huber; and a sister, Rose Huber.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 6, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 210 W. Hamlin St., West Salem.  Father Bob Hegenbarth will officiate.  A private family burial will be in Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse, at a later date.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Gundersen Lutheran Hospice Program.  Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Jostad Chapel), West Salem, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Laura Rhee and the entire nursing staff for the most wonderful care that was given to Marge as well as the support shown to her family.