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Margaret Elizabeth Bernard

June 11, 1926 - March 12, 2014


Margaret Elizabeth Bernard was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 12, 2014, surrounded by her husband, Bert, and several family members.

Margaret was born to Anthony and Grace Traeger in Timberlake, S.D. on June 11, 1926.

When Margaret was 10 years old, she moved to Mount Angel with her parents and siblings. After graduation from Mount Angel Academy, she worked at Mount Angel Press as a proofreader. She also worked at the Benedictine Nursing Center and Mount Angel College.by: SUBMITTED - Margaret Bernard

In 1969, she married Albert “Bert” Bernard and moved to St. Paul where she worked at US Bank. Margaret served as a 911 dispatcher for St. Paul Fire Department while her husband was the fire chief.

Margaret and Bert enjoyed traveling together, attending shipmate reunions of the USS Concord, the Navy ship that Bert had served on during World War II. They also took many trips with the Chemeketa Farm Tours.

Margaret’s lasting legacy is her sweet sunny disposition, positive attitude and compassionate giving heart. She loved and cared for her many nieces and nephews as if they were her own children.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Leo Traeger and sister Monica Traeger Stuckart.

Margaret is survived by her husband Bert of St. Paul, her sisters Sr. Antoinette Traeger OSB, Mary Schurr, Regina (Ed) Schiedler, Gerry (John) Beyer, her brother Fran (Carol) Traeger of Mount Angel, her brother Tom (Bobbi) Traeger of Kenmore, Wash. as well as sister-in-law Betty Traeger of Mount Angel.

A funeral was March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 20217 Christie St., St. Paul. A luncheon will follow.