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Magdalena Markwald

Died: Sunday, December 02, 2012
Age: 83
Magdalena Markwald, 83, Lake Geneva, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha after a battle with Lewy body dementia.

She was born in Krndija, Yugoslavia, on Aug. 17, 1929, the daughter of the late Michael and Katharina Stumpfoll. Magdalena immigrated to the United States in 1952 from Austria and became a U.S. citizen on Aug. 28, 1962. Magdalena was united in marriage to Waldemar Markwald on Dec. 27, 1952, in Chicago and resided there until their move to Lake Geneva in 1971.

Lena, as she was called by family and friends, was an avid homemaker and was especially proud of her flower garden. She also loved canning vegetables and fruit grown in her own back yard. She was an excellent seamstress and made clothes for herself as well as her two daughters as they were growing up.

Lena loved to receive visitors ó expected or not. She welcomed anyone who came to her door and always had homemade baked goods and coffee ready at a momentís notice. No one left her home hungry.

Magdalena is survived by her three children, Anna (Ray) McElligott, Neenah, Hilda (George) Douvas, Anaheim Hills, Calif., and Arnie (Connie) Markwald, Lake Geneva; eight grandchildren, Kevin and Dana McElligott, Alex (Stephanie) and Michael Douvas, Ryan (Dayna), Eric (Angie), Christopher and Kelsey Markwald; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Hudson Douvas; a sister, Isa Schurch, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; a brother, Joseph Stumpfoll, Prospect Heights, Ill.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldemar; her parents, Michael and Katharina Stumpfoll; and two brothers, Michael and Adam Stumpfoll.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, W775 Geranium, Pell Lake, with Pastor Brian Metke officiating. Friends may call at the Steinke Funeral Home, 515 Center St., Lake Geneva, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again directly at the church on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva. Memorials may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pell Lake.

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