Margaret Mary Artz, 93, was welcomed into heaven on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Margaret was born in Little Chute, WI on May 4th, 1929 to Stephen and Clara (Coenen) Diedrick. She met Lawrence Artz on a blind date. They were married on July 28th 1953 and lovingly raised 3 adopted children. Margaret loved being surrounded by her family, supporting and attending their events and activities. Margaret was always up for a good game of sheepshead, and cheering on the Brewers, Badgers, and the Packers. She was well known for her baking abilities. She made numerous wedding, First Communion, and birthday cakes for many in the area. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, golfing, cooking, and “silent” retreats with her sisters. Margaret was strong in her faith and love for Jesus Christ. She approached tasks with a servant's heart and attended Mass regularly. Margaret belonged to many organizations and was very active in the community.
Margaret will be dearly missed by her husband Larry just shy of 70 years. She is further survived by her daughters, Noreen (Paul) Hannemann, Lynn Artz; and daughter-in-law Lynn Artz the 2nd; 5 grandchildren; Sarah (Brent) Knutson, Maria Verkuilen, Carly (Corey) Wachtendonk, Joy Vanevenhoven, Shane (Kathryn) Vanevenhoven, 5 great grandchildren; Alex, Brooks, Nick, Rocky and Carter, her siblings, Sr Marian Diedrick, Rose Ebben, Imelda (Marv) Hietpas, Rita (Jerry) Hietpas, Bob (Judy) Diedrick and Jerome (Pat) Diedrick and brother-in-law Joe Uitenbroek and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Margaret is preceded in death by her son, Paul, parents, sister, Eleanor Uitenbroek, mother-in-law, Johanna Artz and in-laws John Ebben, Quint and Jo De Bruin, Marie and Tom Yeoman, Gertrude Artz and John and Curly Artz.
The family would like to thank the loving and caring staff at Country Villa in Little Chute who Margaret loved very much. You never left the room without Margaret saying “remember to takea piece of candy”. The family would also like to express their sincere gratitude to Moments Hospice for their exceptional care. You went above and beyond, especially, Lisa, Erin, Sophia, Becky, Charlie and Megan. You will never be forgotten.
Funeral services for Margaret will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Holy Spirit Parish, 620 E Kimberly, WI. Visitation will be held, Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. at Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal St, Little Chute. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
“Margaret, thank you for being the best wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, sister and friend to so many.” You were welcomed into the hands of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rest easy our sweet angel.
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