MARGARET LEWIS

Margaret Lewis, 87, of Fort Dodge, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Simpson Health Center, Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, June 23, 2014 at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Corpus Christi Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014 with a Catholic Daughters Rosary at 2:00 PM on Sunday and a Vigil for the Deceased at 5:00 PM on Sunday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.

Margaret is survived by her children seven children, Bruce (Margaret) Lewis of Fort Dodge, Joseph (Ardie) Lewis of Fort Dodge, Eileen (Dan) Dodgen of Fort Dodge, DiAnna (Jim) Hunter of Gowrie, John (Deb) Lewis of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Richard “Rick” Lewis of Belton, Texas, and Kathleen (Leon) Streit of Lugano, Switzerland; 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She is also survived by four of her siblings, Kathryn Spurgeon of Otho, Imelda Goman of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Theresa Stella of Braintree, Mass, and John Buscherfeld of Quincy, Mass, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Jim Buscherfeld and Edward Buscherfeld and a sister Evelyn Donner.

Margaret Mary Buscherfeld, the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Elbert) Buscherfeld, was born October 10, 1926 in Rodman, Iowa. On May 24, 1948 Margaret married Dale Lewis in Whittemore, Iowa. After their marriage the couple made their home in Fort Dodge. Dale died on June 23, 1985. Margaret worked in the dietary department at Friendship Haven for over 16 years.

Margaret enjoyed bingo and her many casino trips where she made many friends. She never knew a stranger. Margaret always put others first and loved to spend time with her family, especially the grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as her great great grandchildren. Margaret lived a simple and poor life but she was very rich in the love that she had from and for others.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Church and Catholic Daughters of America.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.