Margaret Vonderhaar

Obituary of Margaret M Vonderhaar



Margaret M. Vonderhaar, 83 of Holy Cross, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at her home.


A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery on Monday, November 30, 2020.  Rev. Noah Diehm will officiate.


Margaret was born December 15, 1936 in Dubuque, Iowa, raised by Paulie and Mae (Reittinger) Kramer.  She married Leonard Vonderhaar on June 21, 1955 in Dyersville, Iowa.  Together they farmed & raised their family north of Holy Cross.


Margaret loved to be at home with family and friends. She often enjoyed cooking and baking for the many family gatherings.


Survivors include her son, Robie (Amy) Vonderhaar of Guttenberg, daughter-in-law, Deb Vonderhaar of Holy Cross, grandchildren: Valarie (Brian) Pont, Tiffany (Phil) Moser, Heather Vonderhaar, Tony Vonderhaar, Alan (Amy) Vonderhaar , Katie Rausch, Laura Vonderhaar, great grandchildren: Mason, Myah, Brexton, Isabella, Elizabeth, Elliott, Landon, Ava, Ella, Rylee, Elise, Paxton, Drew, Kenzie; siblings: Judy Mueller of Dubuque, David Reittinger of Dyersville; in-laws: Francis (Elaine) Vonderhaar, John (Judy) Vonderhaar both of New Vienna.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leonard in 2015, sons: James Paul in 1980, Randy in 1995 and Steve in 2007, siblings: Robert Reittinger, in-laws: Donna Reittinger, Theresa Elgin, Rita Schuster.


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A Memorial Tree was planted for Margaret
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