Margaret Holcom

Margaret Holcom

Margaret A. Holcom of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at her home. Mrs. Holcom was born January 8, 1926 in Tustin, Michigan to Eugene and Martha (Reynolds) Fauble.

Margaret was a devoted homemaker who most enjoyed spending time with her family. In her leisure time she enjoyed watching sports and reading. Over the years John and Margaret spent many happy times camping with family and friends. For the last 33 years she had been a faithful member of Peace Ev. Lutheran Church of Otsego.

On May 7, 1949 in Tustin she married John R. Holcom, who survives. They were blessed with four children, Ronald (deceased) (Kathy) Holcom of Holt, Carol Rose of Plainwell, John (Deb) Holcom of Tifton, GA and Marcia (Dale) Working of Kalamazoo; five grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Bush of Warren, MI; several very special nieces and nephews; and extended family, Dick Gary, Cindy Gordon and Jo Ann Winkel.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Edith McClain and Agnes Shagene; and a brother, Elmer Fauble.

Friends may visit with Margaret’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Jason Thiel and Pastor Josh Olson officiating. Cremation will follow with burial of ashes at Sherman Township Cemetery, Osceola County.

Contributions in memory of Margaret may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. larry & sandra shagene says:

    We are very sorry to hear Aunt Margaret has passed.She is loved by all of us and will be missed. The memories of Rose Lake and camping with all the Families will be with us for ever We love you all and wish we could be there for you.

    Larry & Sandy

  2. Linda Palumbo says:

    Uncle John, Carol, Marcia and John,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Know you are all in our thoughts.
    Aunt Margaret has always been and always will be, forever in our hearts and we will miss her dearly.
    Love Linda & Family

  3. Mark and Cathy Bush says:

    Uncle John we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we know that you have a loving family to support you. We are thinking and praying for you. Mark and Cathy

  4. James & Theresa Holcom says:

    Uncle John & Aunt Margaret always had taken time out of their busy schedule to come to all our functions whether they be weddings, surprise birthday parties or just a get together for an anniversary. They have always had a special spot in our hearts. Aunt Margaret will be missed by our family so much. Love n Miss you!

  5. Harold & Joan Holcom says:

    We have spent many happy times with Aunt Margaret at many family functions. She has always had a story to tell about church and her family. We have enjoyed listening to many of these stories. Aunt Margaret has enjoyed seeing our Daughter and our Grand Children grow. When we lost Mom n Dad Holcom Uncle John and Aunt Margaret were our back bone to help us deal with our loss as each one occurred, don’t know how we would have made it if it was not for their support when it was most needed. Love n Will Miss you Lots!

  6. Genevieve Wrobleski says:

    There was never such a sweet, kind soul as Marge. My children are so blessed to have known someone as speical asyou. Both John and Margaret are such inspirational people. They are a true examples of how to love eachother and how to treat the people around them with kindness and respect. Our family is so lucky to have know Marge and have her as part of our lives. Thank you for being such a wonderful person. You are loved and missed by many.

  7. Keith & Jenny McComb says:

    John, we are so sorry for your loss but we know you have many wonderful memories of a very precious wife. She made this world a better place with her sweet disposition. She is surely missed.

  8. Diane Glass says:

    Marcia, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. ~Diane

  9. Stephenie Tebo Klingler says:

    Marcia: I’m very sorry to hear of your mom’s death. Your parents were always very kind to me. I remember thinking what a loving family your parents provided for you and your siblings.

    Stephenie (and Regis)

  10. Kay Smith says:

    Uncle John, Carol, Marcia & John,

    Words cannot begin to tell you how much Aunt Marge will be missed. We loved and cherished her so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Ron, Kay, Drew & Theresa

  11. Dale Working says:

    I couldn’t have asked for a better mother in law. It didn’t matter if Margaret was your mom, mother in law, aunt, grandmother or great grandmother,or a friend. We all shared the experience of her love of family, friends and life. She knew how to live life and more important how to give to others. My heart goes out to John, my wife, Marcia, Carol, John Jr. and her sister, Mildred.

  12. Kelly Gordon says:

    “Gramma” Holcom was such a dear lady. I remember playing in her yard catching fireflys and camping in upper Michigan when I was younger. I know my mother, Cindy Gordon, was very close to her. “Gramma” Holcom’s kind and generous spirit will be greatly missed and my heart goes out to John. Hopefully I will be able to visit soon.

  13. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Dear John and family,
    We are so sorry with the loss of Margaret, what a sweet lady. We are also sorry that we cannot be with you because we are in Arizona. We’re keeping all of you in our prayers. May God bless you. Darl and Joyce Gilliland

  14. Wendy Stafford says:

    Dear Holcom Family,
    One can only guess at the hundreds of lives that have been enriched just by knowing this dear, kind-hearted woman. She leaves a powerful legacy in each of you. She will be deeply missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Wendy Stafford

  15. Stan & Carol Plunkett says:

    John & family, we are so sorry for your loss. We remember the times we visited you in Otsego and also when you visited us in Oregon.

  16. Debbie Sergi-Laws says:

    John, Carol, John and Marcia,

    So sorry to hear of Marges death. She was a loving and caring lady. When ever I would visit my parents in Plainwell I would take the time to see John and Marge. We could pick up right where we left off many years before. Lots of fond memories. My love, debbie

  17. Peg Doubblestein-Harper says:

    Carol, Sorry for losing you mother. She was a good lady .

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