Margaret Nimbar


Margaret Mae Nimbar, 90, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Benedictine Manor in La Crosse. 

She was born May 13, 1923 in Butler S.D., the daughter of Alvro and Vella (Parrot) Klebe. Her family later relocated to Aberdeen S.D. where she was a graduate of Aberdeen Central High School in 1942. She married Mervin E. Nimbar on Jan. 16, 1946 in Aberdeen, S.D.  She served as “Pink Lady” at St. Luke’s Hospital of Aberdeen, S.D. She later worked for the Army Civilian Corps as a “WOW” Women Ordinance Worker and from 1944 to 1946 for the Milwaukee Road Railroad. 

She lived in Mobridge, S.D. until moving back to Aberdeen, in 1954 where she was an active Boy and Girl Scout leader. In 1966 they moved their family to Elgin, Ill. where she also worked for the Milwaukee Road, McGraw Edison and Toastmasters Corp.

They moved to Prairie du Chien, in 1998 and later on to assisted living in La Crosse, in 2010. As a devout Catholic, she belonged to Sacred Heart Church of Aberdeen, St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Elgin, and St. John’s Catholic Church while living in Prairie du Chien.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years Mervin; daughter, Linda (John) Noga of Clayton, Iowa and their children, Jason (Jessica) Noga and their daughter of Deerfield, Ill., Jaime (Adam) Archie and their daughter Margaret of Conroe, Texas; son, Stephen (Patricia) Nimbar of Wauzeka; sister, Lorraine Wuollet of St. Louis Park, Minn. brother-in-law, Merle Nimbar of Everette, Wash. along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dorothy; her brother and sister-in-law Robert and Emma Klebe; and two nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish with Rev. James Weighner officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. until the time of services with a rosary at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Margaret Mae’s name. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

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