Margaret M. (Geiser) Dreger, 84, of New Holstein passed away Saturday, March 21 at Willowpark Place in New Holstein with her family at her side.
She was born Dec. 30, 1935 in the town of Charlestown to Frank and Agnes (Wagner) Geiser. Margaret graduated from New Holstein High School in 1953.
On Aug. 19, 1961 she married Harold Dreger at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. Harold preceded her in death on April 29, 1991.
Margaret was a secretary and bookkeeper for her entire working career. Most of her career was spent at the former A. A. Laun Lumber Company in New Holstein.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein and the Daughters of Isabella where she held various offices throughout her life.
Survivors include her two children, Deborah (Dale) Peterson of Cecil and Douglas (Donna) Dreger of Kiel; five grandchildren, Melissa, Matthew, Elizabeth, Emily, and Matthew; her sisters, Audrey Schneider of New Holstein and Eunice Enders of Ashland, Kentucky; her brother-in-law, Ted (Ann) Dreger; and her sister-in-law, Mildred (Tom) Fahrbach. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Frank and Agnes Geiser; her husband, Harold Dreger; her sister, Jeanette (Leo) Steiner; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Otto and Gladys Dreger; and her brothers-in-law, Joe Schneider, Lloyd Dreger, and Gerald Dreger.
Private services will be held. Margaret will be laid to rest next to her husband, Harold, in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.
Margaret’s family would like to offer the opportunity for the community to pay their respects to their mother and grandmother. Visitors are welcome at Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Ave., New Holstein on Tuesday, March 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Please be aware that her family will not be present and the staff of the funeral home will be monitoring the less than 10 people at one time in the building restriction in place at this time. Please be considerate of these guidelines.
Margaret’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Willowpark Place and the Calumet County Hospice Agency for the exceptional care given to her.
For further information, please contact Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at 898-4300 or visit