Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 11, 2012

Margaret D. Tare


EMPIRE — Margaret D. Tare, 96, of Empire, passed away Nov. 10, 2012, at Bortz Health Care.

Margaret was born on Jan. 6, 1916, in Johnstown, Pa., to the late Anthony and Anna (Mathis) Tertinsky. On June 20, 1942, Margaret married the late Peter Tare.

Margaret was a devout member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Empire for the past 25 years.

She enjoyed crocheting, reading and traveling. Margaret loved to learn and earned her high school degree while she was in her 60s.

She was a passionate volunteer for Father Fred, Glen Lake Schools, Glen Lake Library, St. Philip Catholic Church, the American Red Cross, the Osteopathic Hospital and the Empire Senior Center. At the age of 92 she received the Senior Citizen of the Year award.

Margaret is survived by her children, Darlene (Michael) Zeilinski, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Leonard (Cecilia) Tare, of Chesterville Township, MaryAnn Stuller, of Warsaw, Ind., and Kathy (Kent) Wiejaczka, of Empire; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; brothers, Albert and Paul; and sisters, Anna, Helen, Mary, Rose and Florence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at noon, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m., at St. Philip Neri. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at noon.

Memorial contributions in memory of Margaret may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation.

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The family is being served by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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