Marj (Marguerite) G. Wiegand, age 78, of St. Charles and Geneva, passed away Monday January 28, 2013 at Tower Hill Nursing Home in South Elgin.
She was born September 24, 1934 in Chicago, the only child of Martin and Marguerite (Wenz) Starkey. Marj’s father passed away when she was a young child. Her mother raised her as a widowed mother, which led to their incredibly close and loving relationship.
She was a class of 1952 graduate of Siena High School in Chicago and received her nursing degree from St Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago in 1955. After graduating, Marj married Robert I. Wiegand in 1956. Marj and Robert grew up as next door neighbors and lived next to each other from the time Marj was born. After retiring from nursing, Marguerite graduated from College of DuPage with a degree in interior design. She was an avid bridge player, knowledgeable history buff and lover of nature. She found great joy in spending time with family and friends.
Marguerite is survived by her daughters Karen (John) McConnaughay of St Charles, Kimberly (Clay) Shaw of St Charles, Kristine (Dan) Tennant of Batavia; son Kevin of Colorado; grandchildren Kate and Mitch Radman, Courtney and Jake Finley, Garrett Steve, Coby Shaw, Casey Shaw, Kendra and Don Seymour, and Jack Wiegand; great grandchildren Abigail Radman, Elizabeth Marguerite Radman and Kiley Seymour; and many other dear relatives. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Little Sisters of the Poor 2325 North Lakewood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60614 would be appreciated.