Preiner, Margaret Theresa (Roster)

At age 91, the best wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on August 5, 2019, after a 75-day battle with lung cancer. Margaret (Marge) T. Preiner was born to Mary (Conlow) and Leo Roster on March 9, 1928 in Minneapolis.

Survived by Joe, her loving husband of 70 years, 11 months and 20 days. Marge never imagined she would not be here to celebrate their 71st anniversary on August 16th. Also survived by six children: Terrie (Roger) Lewis, Marcy Olson, Barb (Brad) Pickens, Tim (Peggy) Preiner, Rich (Lynette) Preiner, and Melissa (Rich) Flint; 18 grandchildren: Dawn, Chris, Kelly Anne, Jenny, Brian, Michael, Katie, Tiffany, Annie, Shannen, Joanie, Drew, Luke, Joe, Levi, Maggie, Lanie and Mandie; and 26 great-grandchildren: Zachary, Cody, Molly, Abby, Emily, Jonah, MacKenzie, MaKayla, Conner, Bryce, Marcus, Hayden, Tenley, Ryker, Bradford, Henry, Savannah, Joshua, Max, Ellie, Jack, Liv, Charlie, Christian, Adrianna and Beckett; and many other friends and family, including sisters-in-law, Marion Roster and Mary Ann LaVoie. In her 91 years, she outlived her four older siblings: Marian Cannon, Dorothy Nett, Robert Roster and John Roster. She was preceded in death by great-grandson, Oliver.

Family was everything to Marge. She knew everyone's birthday and anniversary dates, and never forgot to send a card. She was known for her chocolate chip cookies always made in triple batches so there were plenty to share. If you wanted to know what a particular family member was doing, it was easy to find out just "ask Mom." Marge kept track of travel dates and locations, sports activities, dance recitals and competitions, concerts, plays, graduations, accomplishments, and was still attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's events until two months before her death. Marge was an extraordinarily strong woman who could also play a mean game of gin or 500. We will miss her smiles and her singing harmony with husband, Joe.

Visitation on Thursday, August 15, from 5-7 p.m. at White Funeral Home, Burnsville, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville, MN with visitation at the church one hour before Mass. A luncheon will follow at the church. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials preferred to the local office of the American Cancer Society, 950 Blue Gentian Rd, Suite 100, Eagan, MN 55121.…

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Published on August 14, 2019