Margaret Herberholz (Young) nee Mokelki, 1922-2017

Margaret Herberholz (Young) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 94 years. She  was predeceased by her parents, John &    Helen Mokelki; sisters, Rose Dub & Matilda Dutowski; brothers, Chris (Phyllis), George, Joe & Jack Makelki; first husband, George Young; second husband, Jacob Herberholz; daughter,  Janet Karlson; sons, Garry, Gordon & Dennis Young and grandchildren, Corrine Young & Kevin Young. Margaret was born on November 20, 1922 at Torquay, Saskatchewan and was the oldest in a family of 9 children. On December 18, 1943 she married George Young of Oungre, Saskatchewan and together they raised a family of six children on a farm south of Oungre. Margaret enjoyed cooking and was handy at making large quantities of food for the threshing crews. She was also kept busy shipping both cream and eggs by train from Oungre. George passed away on November 21, 1970. Margaret stayed on the family farm with the help of her son Garry. As Ken grew older he also helped her with the management of the farm. Margaret later met Jacob Herberholz and they were married on June 29, 1981. Margaret and Jacob moved to Weyburn and together they lived at several different houses in Weyburn. Jacob passed away on June 12, 1993 and Margaret continued to live on her own until 2017 at which time she moved into Tatagwa, House #5. Margaret enjoyed playing bingo, various card games, gardening, cooking, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch and sewing. Many of the family members wore clothes lovingly made by Margaret. She enjoyed family gatherings and regularly attended Makelki and Young family reunions.  Margaret suffered a stroke on September 9, 2017 and her last days were spent in the Regina General Hospital with her family at her side. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Linda (Lavern) Lotten of Oungre, SK and son, Ken (Janine) Young of Oungre, SK; son-in-law, Ernest Karlson and daughter-in-law, Lorie Young; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sister, Kathy Ashworth; brother, Charlie Mokelki; sisters-in-law, Marcella Makelki, Florence Makelki & Donna Makelki; Jacob’s family, Joanne (Jerry) Fowler and their children, Tanis & Kasey and Debbie Peterson as well as numerous nieces,  nephews, relatives and friends. A Private Family viewing was held on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel. Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The Funeral Service for Margaret was held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Saskatchewan and Pallbearers were Chris Karlson, Jody Karlson, Lyndon Lotten, Aaron Young, Jason Young and Kevin Stewart. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention or Alzheimer Society.


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