Margaret Lucile Gevelinger
Gevelinger Margaret Lucile (Bradley) Gevelinger, of Minneapolis, MN, born March 17, 1915 in Kendalltown, WI, and died January 1, 2002. She married Robert Gevelinger on June 25, 1940, who survives her. Her children, Sister Mary Ellen Gevelinger (Sinsinawa Dominican), Minneapolis, and Mark (Jean) of Verona, also mourn her loss. She is survived by sisters, Katherine Cunningham, and Anna Mae Finkelmeyer; brothers-in-law, Joe (Rosemary) Gevelinger, Ray (Eleanor) Gevelinger; sisters-in-law, Mary Gevelinger Stonner, Roseanna (Ed) Gevelinger, and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, John & Catherine Fox Bradley; sister, Rose Palzkill and brother, John Bradley. Margaret was the heart of her family and community, active in parish activities at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mineral Point, WI and St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Veronia, WI. Following graduation as valedictorian of her class at Belmont High School, she received her teacher education at Platteville State College, Platteville, WI, and was proud of being a teacher. She taught in a rural one room school for five years, and at St. Mary's School, Mineral Point and St. Andrew's School, Verona, as well as religious education classes. Margaret and Robert farmed in rural Mineral Point, WI until 1964 when they moved to Verona, WI. Margaret and Robert spent vacations and winters for over 25 years, working in the Mexican missions through the Latin American Mission Program (LAMP). Since 1967, they built a church in San German, Tampalipas, Mexico, and renovated Casa de San Martin in Matamoros, Mexico, and another mission center in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico. She also served in leadership positions in the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of the Dominican Laity and served as President of the Sinsinawa Dominican Federation for many years. In 1999, Margaret and Robert moved to Main Street Lodge in Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sinsinawa Dominicans or Catholic Eldercare are suggested. There will be a memorial Mass of Resurrection on Wednesday, January 9, at 6:00 PM at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Minneapolis, with a reception following at Catholic Eldercare.
Published on January 8, 2002
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