Walter Funeral Homes

Serving the communities of Freeman, Marion and Bridgewater, South Dakota

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Margaret Graber, daughter of Peter B. Graber and Frances (Kaufman–Schrag) Graber was born September 6, 1916 in rural Marion, SD.

She was baptized on May 10, 1933 by Rev. Alfred P. Waltner and became a member of the Salem-Zion Mennonite Church.

On September 14, 1937, she was united in marriage to Harvey W. Preheim by Rev. H. Albert Klassen. They were married over 71 years when Harvey passed away on November 6, 2008 at the age of 94. Three children were born to this union; Janis, Arlo, and Roger.

“Marge” loved the farm and participated in every aspect. She especially loved and cared for her animals. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they loved her.

She always reminded us of God’s love and blessings and we all knew that “This world was not her home.”

She is survived by her children; four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters-in-law; Ruth Preheim, Marguerite Preheim, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, her brothers Ralph and Floyd Graber, her sister Blanch, brothers and sisters-in-law Mary Graber, Edna Graber, Eldon Jones Preheim, Herbert Preheim, Walter and Hermi Cobb, Mylo and Dorthy Preheim, Orville and Leona Preheim, Bernie and Rebecca Preheim and Dell and Betty Waltner.

Four generations of care