Margaret “Marge” Schaberl Forster, 99, a recent resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 979 Johnsonburg Rd., died on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the nursing home.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1913 in Daguscahonda in a boarding house run by her mother, Gertrude Schaberl.
On Oct. 10, 1935, she married the late Henry "Hank" Forster in St. Mary's Church, where they celebrated four very special anniversaries. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2002 after nearly 67 years of marriage.
She had a great love for the St. Mary's Catholic Church. She received the sacraments of baptism, first communion, confirmation and marriage at that church. She graduated from Central High School, Class of 1931. She was a homemaker, farm helper, and volunteer in many places, including the St. Marys Historical Society.
Marge is survived by one son, Dale Forster and his wife, Janet of St. Marys; two daughters, Lois D’Amore of St. Marys and Ellen Pichler and her husband Bill of Kersey; 10 grandchildren, John (fiancée DeAnn Lansberry) Forster, Bruce (Corina) Forster, and Terry (Gloria) Forster, Bill (Dee) Pichler, Jennifer (Ken) Quagliani and Anne (Brian) Wolfel, and Nick D’Amore, Melanie (Mark) Phillips, Marcy (Justin) Davis and Tony (Sarah) D’Amore Jr.; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Hank, and her parents, John and Gertrude Riddle Schaberl and George Fleishman, she was preceded in death by one son in infancy, John Roger Forster; a granddaughter, Kimberly Forster; a great-grandson, Christopher Forster; a grandson, Timothy Pichler; a son-in-law, Anthony "Tony" D’Amore Sr.; a nephew, Karl Schaberl; one sister, Ann Malburg; and five brothers, Norbert, Elmer, and John Schaberl and Alfred and Philip Fleishman. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret "Marge" Schaberl Forster will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary's Church, Church Street, St. Marys, with Fr. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church or to a charity of choice.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com .