Margie L. Schieler, 79, of Bunker Hill, passed away and went to be with the Lord at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.
She was born on June 24, 1935, in Alton, the daughter of the late Bill and Marie Wilken. She married Melvin Schieler on May 10, 1957, in Alton and he survives. Other survivors include one daughter and a son-in-law, Michelle and Charlie Wolff of Shipman; one son, Mark Schieler; three grandchildren, Meghan, Rachel and Luke Wolff; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dan Wilken of California, Bob and Diane Wilken of California.
She was formerly employed at Owens–Illinois Glass Works. She then went to work at Schnucks in Alton as a checker for more than 15 years prior to her retirement. After her retirement, Margie and Mel started their own business, 4-M Greenhouses in Bunker Hill. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Midway, where she was involved in various church activities. She also helped with the food pantry in Bunker Hill.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Midway. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Midway. Pastor Lori Schafer will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to St. John’s United Church of Christ in Midway or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.
Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River is in charge of professional services.