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Margaret E. SeppelfrickAge 89 of Kaneville, passed away peacefully, Sunday morning, March 30, 2008 at her home. BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born July 3, 1918, the daughter of Nicholas and Margaret (Medernach) Lorenz. The family made their home on Base Line Road near Aurora and farmed along Blackberry Creek through those early years. Margaret was just two when her mother died, giving birth to her brother, and Margaret’s older sisters, Clara and Mary, became "mom" to Margaret. MARRIAGE Margaret met Nicholas Seppelfrick on a blind date that took them to Lenten services at St. Mary’s Church, Plano, IL. The prayers of that first date were answered in matrimony when they were wed on April 3rd, 1937 at St. Theresa’s Church Aurora. Like many newlyweds, they joined Nick’s parents on their family’s dairy farm near Eola. In 1946, Nick and Margaret purchased the home place but in their hearts, they envisioned another farm – they called it their "Dream Farm". It took twelve years but on October 8, 1958, their faith and prayers were answered once again when Nick was able to purchase the present family farm on Main Street Road near Kaneville. When they moved in, January 10, 1959, they proudly hung a sign on the barn that read, "Dream Farm". Margaret, was a true farmer’s wife, working side by side with Nick. From planting to harvest, from milking the cows to calving, Margaret never stepped back from hard work. But her life was not just about farming, it was about family too. She raised a huge and bountiful garden to feed her family and surrounded the farm with beautiful flower gardens that made passers-by look twice. Margaret was a great cook and it was no secret that she liked eating as much as she cooking! Whenever family gathered for the holidays, her big meals were often followed by a Poker game where the "kindly cook" took the mittens off and played to win! Margaret had a tough but tender heart that found expression when her hands went to crocheting. She also had a "soft spot" for animals, both great and small. For years, she and Nick raised Saint Bernards and Boston Terriers but it was her tiny Chihuahua, Princess, that became the guardian of her lap to the very last hour of her life. Following Nick’s passing in 2005, Margaret remained at home but declining health brought increasing demands for help. She longed for her beloved Nick. As their faithful prayers were answered from the day they met, so it is, they are together again and to their final prayer, God has said, "Amen". She is survived by two children:Merle (Karen) Seppelfrick of Kaneville, IL andMarlene (Ken) Kahoun of Aurora, IL Four grandchildren:Jo Ann (Jerry) Green of PawPaw, IL; Kimberly (Joe) Carlock of Sugar GroveLinda (Lynwood) Poole, Ashburn, VASusan (Scott) Hammer of Peoria, ILTwo step-grandchildren:Kenneth (Chris) KamesTammy (John) WestphalFive great grandchildrenJoseph (Stephanie) DeutschMelissa and Michael Carlock,Lauren and Logan Poole;Eight step-great grandchildren:Jamie Deutsch,Christian, Anthony and Taylor DeutschCrystal Battle and Kevin KamesMelissa and Shannon Westphal.Great great-grandchildrenRonny and Luke DeutschIn addition she leaves many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives. PRECEDED She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Nicholas, 13 siblings and one grandson, John Seppelfrick. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Margaret’s name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the Margaret Seppelfrick Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or forwarded through www.conleycare.com. For information, call 630-365-6414.
VISITATION / FUNERALVisitation will be held Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 4pm to 7:45pm at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. The Rosary will be lead at 4:30pm by Deacon Mark Chaplin and Fr. Karl Ganss will officiate at a wake service to conclude the evening at 8pm.A brief visitation will be held at St. Gall Church immediately prior to mass Friday, April 4, 2008 from 9:30am until 10:15am. Mass will begin at 10:30am with the Rev. Fr. Karl Ganss officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn.