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June 4, 1920 – Thursday, August 21, 2014

Service Information
United Methodist Church in Montrose, MN
Friday, August 29th, 2014
3:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Margie Bernice Wright Onstott slipped away to be with her beloved Lord and late family members, friends on August 21, 2014. She was born in Montrose, MN on June 4th, 1920, the 9th of 10 children of John Wesley and Clara Cecelia (Mumm) Wright and granddaughter to George M.Wright and Mary S. (Hainor) Wright. While she was blessed with small town charm, it was not an easy road as she lost many comforts, including the loss of her father, her youngest brother Jackie and her mother all before her 14th birthday. She was lovingly guided by her older siblings Ernest “Tib”, Gladys “Glady”, Blanche “Jim”, Evelyn “Ev”, Bessie, Elsie, Art, Mary with extended family into adulthood.

A Montrose HS graduate, she attended MSB( Minnesota School of Business), worked at several places before accepting the role of a military wife and mother on July 11, 1943 joining Edwin C. Onstott (adopted son of Pansy Wright and Clarence Onstott) which took them many places over 20 years for the US Army. To this union were born Jack Lee, Vicki Claire (who tragically lost her life at 11 years of age in 1960) and Susan Jane. After Edd retired from service in late 1962, they returned to Montrose where Margie lived to her last day, happiest when she immersed herself once more in community and service to others.

She was a lifelong , faithful member of Montrose United Methodist Church plus while too many to list all was vital to Wright County Post 1901 VFW Auxiliary, United Methodist Women, Sunday School and Choirs, Girl / Boy Scouts, many volunteer hours with various groups in Montrose and Wright County. Humbleness and a wonderful sense of humor were gifts she shared with all. Many with miss her offering coffee, food and conversation at Red’s Café and community functions! There is so much to tell about Margie’s quiet but constant faith and willingness to help share life’s joys and concerns with others! She will be missed sorely and remembered fondly-

Funeral Services for Margie Onstott will be Friday, August 29th at The Montrose United Methodist Church at 3 P.M. Pastor Cheryl M. Goode will officiate.

Interment will follow at The Wright Cemetery in Montrose.

Visitation Thursday, August 28th AT THE CHURCH from 4-8 pm with a prayer service at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Friday morning at the church one hour prior to services.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be The Montrose United Methodist Women, Wright County V.F.W. and Auxiliary, Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Casket Bearers will be Rodger Hessedal, Gary Benson, Tony Daniels, Clayton Prestidge, Willie Bauernschmitt, Gary Theis and Roger Vanderlinde.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

She is survived by her children Jack and Sue (John), grandchildren Vince, Kris, Joe, Kim, Megan, Chelsea, as well as Chris and Jeremy, great grandchildren Jake, Madison O, Vinnie as well as Milo, Everett, Dillon, Destiny, Autumn, Madison S, and their loved ones, many nieces and nephews, cousins and their families plus a host of friends and community members.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Brenda Puffer

    Dear Jack and Susie..I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of times spent with you and your family growing up, the cute tiny house, get togethers and time playing with Penny. Your mom always had a smile on her face and I never saw her be cross once (well maybe she was with the two or you)! While I am saddened by her passing, I think about all of our family members who are in heaven and have already greeted her with open arms. I am sure it was quite a reunion! May God bless you and your families. With Love, Cousin Brenda Puffer

  2. Warren C. Knoll

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin, Margie. May you hold loving memories of her always.

  3. Margaret Randel

    Sue and Jack,
    Margie truly had a life well lived. I don’t think we will ever again have someone so dedicated to her community. Her volunteerism was phenomenal. I personally appreciated the hours she spent talking to my third graders and taking us on walks around Montrose, sharing her expertise about early Montrose.
    May your wonderful memories bring you comfort.


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