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Margaret Fehr

June 14, 1924 — September 9, 2018

Eureka - Margaret Gerber Fehr, 94, passed away at 2:45 AM, on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

She was born June 14, 1924, in Ellington, CT, the daughter of Ernest and Tilly Wanner Gerber. She married Eugene Leonard Fehr on September 23, 1951, in Forrest, IL. He passed away on May 8, 2016 in Eureka, IL.

Margaret is survived by four children: Dennis (Mary) Fehr, Houston, TX; Debra Fehr Greenway, Eureka, IL; Terry (Zanna) Fehr, Glendale, AZ; and Leonard Jay (Jay) Fehr, Ellington, CT; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two sisters, Rosetta Stoller and Betty Enserink; and three brothers, Earl Gerber, Melvin Gerber, and Everett Gerber.

Her husband, an infant daughter, three brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.

She spent the first two years of her marriage at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, during the Korean Conflict. When she lived in Connecticut as a young wife and mother, Margaret worked at Hamilton Standard Military and Civilian Aircraft in Broadbrook. At one point she participated in the manufacture of equipment used to monitor the respiratory rates of astronauts in flight. Later she worked for two years in real estate, achieving top sales in her office for both years. She left the real estate field to become co-owner and operator of Fehr's Decorating and Painting in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ.

Margaret loved to travel, read, and make arts and crafts. All who knew her liked her. Her children and grandchildren forever love her dearly.

She was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday September 15, 2018. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Friday evening at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and from 9-9:45 am on Saturday prior to the services at the church in Roanoke. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


SEP 14. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530


SEP 15. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church

Funeral services

SEP 15. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

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