MARGARET A. RABE, AGE 97, OF HARDWOOD, FORMERLY OF CHICAGO, PASSED AWAY ON
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18th AT THE PINECREST MEDICAL FACILITY IN POWERS
(Iron Mountain - February 20, 2018) - Margaret
A. Rabe, 97, of Hardwood, MI. Formaly of Chicago, IL. died Sunday, February 18
at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers.
Margaret was born in Chicago on July 14, 1920,
daughter of the late Robert and Ann (Rhonda) Murphy.
Margaret spent most of her life in Chicago
where she worked as an Elevator Operator at Wieboltís Department Store. She was
a no-nonsense woman who always had a smile on her face. Margaret met Edward Rabe
while in Chicago. They married and had six children. She was very firm about all
of her children and grandchildren attending church on Sundays, and she loved to
sneak them gum during the service to help them keep quiet.
Margaret moved to the Upper Peninsula in 2008
to be close to her daughter, Margaret, who took wonderful care of her. Margaret
had a great love for her family. She also enjoyed Bingo, visiting casinos,
spending time in the outdoors walking, and being involved in her Catholic
Church's, St. Agnes & St. Joseph & St. Anne. She also enjoyed shopping and
survived by two sons, William L. (Mildred) Rabe of Channahon, Illinois and
Robert (Joan) Rabe of Palos, Illinois; two daughters, Margaret (Jim) Brogan of
Hardwood and Patricia (Robert) Pecher of Portage, Indiana; sister, Shirley Russ;
16 grandchildren; 35 great- grandchildren; 16 great-great- grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by her husband, Edward Rabe; son, Edward R. Rabe; and
daughter, Dolores Renich; sister's Elizabeth Gallo and Violet Markovich;
grandchild, Michael Renich.
may be expressed to the family of Margaret Rabe online at
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon &
Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.