Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby Methodist Church in Quimby. Rev. Carolyn Hollar will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Saturday. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Margaret was born on April 1, 1909 in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada, to August and Emma (Clark) Olsen. She attended Didsbury Public Schools, then graduated from Quimby High School in 1928. After graduation, she attended Cedar Falls Teacher's College at the Le Mars Extension. She was married to Edgar Fassler on Sept. 11, 1930 at the Quimby Methodist Church. Margaret worked at Carnahan's Grocers for 18 months prior to her marriage, but was a homemaker her whole life. She was a member of the Quimby United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Church Circle, and the Quimby Senior Citizens. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, watching birds and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Howard; a sister, Blanda Hurst; and two great-grandsons.
She is survived by two sons: Gerald Fassler and his wife Jacqueline of Corpus Christi, Texas; and James Fassler and his wife Mary Ann of Quimby; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; a daughter in law, Jolene Deichmann and her husband Irvin of Marcus; several nieces, nephews and many close friends.