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Margaret Henriksen

Margaret Henriksen
Margaret Henriksen
- December 4, 2017

Margaret Henriksen, age 92, of Livingston, Montana, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Livingston Hospital in Livingston.

A rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall.

Interment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Margaret Christine Gwilt was born January 28, 1925, in Mackinaw City, Michigan, the daughter of Bertram and Mary (Spencely) Gwilt. She attended the Mackinaw City School all twelve years.

In 1941, the family moved to Hazel Park, Michigan. She worked in Warren Aircraft Plant making parts for WWII airplanes.

Margaret married Donald J. Henricksen on February 14, 1947 in Hazel Park; and to this union were born four daughters Sally “Sarah”, Karen, Mary, and Lucille. They moved to a farm five miles north of Wall, South Dakota, where they lived until 1966 when they sold the farm and moved to Fremont, California, where she worked as a waitress. In 1986, she, Donald, and Mary, moved to Casa Grande, Arizona where she worked at WalMart for fifteen years.

After Donald’s death on May 15, 2002, Margaret and Mary moved to Livingston, Montana, for a year. In 2003, they moved to Wall, where they resided until moving to Rapid City in 2011. Margaret moved to Livingston, Montana in 2014 to live with her daughter Karen where she resided until her death.

Margaret enjoyed playing bingo, puzzles, helping make quilts, camping, fishing and morning coffee club. Margaret was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Wall.

She leaves to mourn her two daughters Mary Henricksen of Rapid City, and Karen Youngberg of Livingson, Montana; great-granddaughter Lauren Gillespie of Montana; two sisters Nancy Kunze of Casa Grande, Arizona, and Sarah Linton of Brandenton, Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Donald, Margaret was preceded in death by a daughter Lucille Duncan; a granddaughter Lea Flecher; two brothers Charles and Marvin Gwilt; and three sisters Neoma Hutchinson, Olive Chilsey and Evelyn Rogers.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Wall.



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