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Margaret I. Hammerschmidt April 17, 1910 - April 2, 2009

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WABASSO -- Margaret Irene "Sis" Hammerschmidt, 98, of Wabasso died Thursday at Appleton Nursing Home in Appleton.

The service is at 11 a.m. today at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wabasso. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

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Visitation will for be one hour before the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls and Morgan.

She was born April 17, 1910, in Sheridan Township, Redwood County, to Frank and Helen (Gales) Woelfel. She grew up on the family farm and completed eight years of schooling in Sheridan Township.

On June 1, 1938, she married Mike Hammerschmidt at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Seaforth. She was employed in the laundry department at Wabasso Nursing Home for 17 years.

She is survived by her children: Marlys (and Charles) Ludewig of Morgan and Allan Hammerschmidt of Milan; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977; a daughter-in-law: Mary Jane Hammerschmidt; and nine brothers.

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