Margaret M. Reger, age 76, of Clare, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 10, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. She was born the daughter of Lowell M. and Deloris (Merrill) Penrose in Clare. She was born and raised a dairy farmer, and remained one to her dying day. Margaret married Junior Clair Reger on Feb. 13, 1954 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1992. She attended the Eagle Church of God. She received great joy from farming, gardening and canning but most importantly from her from her family.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth (Robin) Reger, Christopher (Jacqueline) Reger, Debra Reger, all of Clare, Kathleen Flournoy of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Phyllis (Reggie) Burke of Taylor, Mi, and Pamela (Joseph) Bertling of Clare. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, her brother, James Penrose of Sand Point, Id., and her sister, Helen Koontz of Beaverton. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Anita Jo, and brother, Morris.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11:00 AM from the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home with Pastor Jereme Bear officiating. Burial will be in Arthur Twp. Cemetery. Friends may meet with her family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, who rendered great assistance to Margaret and her family following their devastating house fire in 1978. If you are unable to attend, an online condolence register is available at www.stephenson-wyman.com