Margaret Lidke, 70, Albert Lea

Published 9:43 am Monday, April 11, 2011

Funeral services for Margaret E. Lidke, 70, of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Biatek will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. To sign the guest book, go to


Margaret died on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center.

Margaret Ellen Lidke was born on Feb. 24, 1941, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Irven and Catherine (Evans) Greenwood. She grew up and attended school in Albert Lea and has been a life-long resident here. On Sept. 15, 1965, Margaret was united in marriage to John E. Lidke in Mitchell, S.D. As a young woman Margaret owned her own restaurant. She worked in several different restaurants over the years, the last as a cook for Trails Restaurant. Margaret was a member of the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. She loved country music, doing word search puzzles, playing cards and reading. Margaret especially loved her grandchildren, who brought her much joy.

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Survivors include her daughter, Susan Haubenschild, of Owatonna; her granddaughter, Rebecca Haubenschild, of Farmington; grandson, Brandon Haubenschild, of Geneva; her sisters: Phyllis (John) Brenneman of Woodbury and Helen (Dennis) Hamberg of Albert Lea; brothers: Ralph Greenwood of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Lowell (Donna) Greenwood of Rock Falls, Wis.; brother-in-law, Roger Schultz of Albert Lea; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents: Irven and Catherine Greenwood, sisters: Delores Schultz and Rebecca Greenwood; and her father-in-law, Edwin (Mae) Lidke.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.