Obituary: Marjorie Ann Triebold (Schonath), 85

Marjorie Ann Triebold (Schonath) went to her eternal home on July 22, 2022. Marge was born on
January 6, 1937, to John and Martha (Hoppe) Schonath in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She graduated from Whitewater City High School in 1954 and then went on to graduate from UW-Whitewater in 1958 with a degree in kindergarten/ primary education. While at UW, Marge earned the honor of being listed in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. She was also affiliated with Theta Sigma Upsilon Sorority and Kappa Delta Pi honorary fraternity.

Marge married Don Triebold on August 9, 1958. They then moved to Manitowoc, Wisconsin where Don taught business education classes at Manitowoc High, and Marge taught morning and afternoon
kindergarten classes with thirty plus students in each class.

Their marriage was blessed with three sons; Eric (Lynne), Mark (Carrie), and Kurt (Julia). Grandchildren
include Ryan (Theresa), Sarah (Morgan), Taylor (Jackie), Emily (Nathan), Madelaine, Hayden, and Payton.
Great-granddaughters are Oliani (Ani) and Charlotte.

Marge was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang
in church choirs for over 65 years. She was a very active member of Junior Women, the Whitewater
Federation of Women’s Clubs, the PEO Sisterhood and Alpha Club in Whitewater where she held many
offices and took the opportunity to attend national conventions. She was also an enthusiastic supporter
of UW-Whitewater, volunteering on the Cultural Affairs Committee. Marge traveled most of
southeastern Wisconsin to promote Young Auditorium and the programs designed for school age

For many years, Marge also performed secretarial responsibilities for Triebold Imp’t Inc. in Whitewater.
Marge’s hobbies included photography, scrapbooking, traveling in Europe, vacations in the United
States, coin collecting, antiques, and flowers. She especially enjoyed spending time at their getaway on
Gasparilla Island, Florida.

Marge loved people, and will be remembered for her warm engaging smile, blue eyes, and not having a
hair out of place. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be
missed and remembered by all who knew her.

Visitation will be July 29, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church, 145 S. Prairie Street, Whitewater, at
9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Stacy Gransee and Patty Terpley for their loving, tender
care of Marge throughout her illness. Also, thanks to Rainbow Hospice and their nursing staff for their
expertise in caring for the elderly.

Memorials may be given in Marge’s memory to the First United Methodist Church and to Rainbow

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be made at

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