Dec. 5, 1926 - April 11, 2013
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Margarethe E. Schlenther, 86, beloved mother and grandmother, entered into rest April 11, 2013, at home in Brooksville.
Formerly of Edwardsburg, Mich., she was born on Dec. 5, 1926, in Germany to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Krumbach.
She married Gerhard Helmut Schlenther on Dec. 3, 1949.
Surviving are her sons, Wolfgang (Linda) Schlenther of Brooksville and Gary (Cheryl) Schlenther of Edwardsburg; five granddaughters, Angie (Mathew) Fleming of Florida, April (Brian) Ridge of Niles, Mich., Alice (Ray) Desjarden of Florida, Shawnna (Derick) Dickerhoof of Elkhart, Ind., and Tammy Schlenther of South Bend, Ind.; 11 great-grandchildren; and her dog, Teddy.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and siblings.
A private memorial service was April 21, 2013, in Brooksville. Another family service will be Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Edwardsburg.
Margarethe loved her family deeply. She enjoyed baking, knitting and tending to her garden. She loved being outside watching for birds and deer, and just enjoying the sunshine. She was always there to offer advice or a hug and will be missed dearly.