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Margaret E. Scharmer

Margaret E. Scharmer, 82, of Wausau died February 3, 2012 at Our House Memory Care while under the care of Ministry Hospice.


Margaret was born on October 12, 1929 to the late Dr. John and Ethel (Plisch) Brandt.  Margaret grew up in Wausau and worked at her Father's dental office in the downtown Medical Arts Building.  She met Harry "Stub" Scharmer and they were married in Red Wing, Minnesota on January 7, 1952. Harry preceded her in death in 2010.


Margaret was a loving and dedicated wife to her husband of 58 years and raised four children as a stay at home mother.  She so enjoyed having her family and grandkids around her to share in good food, conversation, and laughter.  Margaret had a wonderful sense of humor.  She also believed, to her final days, in working hard and staying busy.


Margaret, along with Harry, co-managed several real estate investment properties.  She was also involved in church circles, busy bee quilters, and also served as head of the altar guild for several years at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Margaret also enjoyed collecting antiques, especially Red Wing Stoneware.  Many happy working vacations had Harry and Margaret attending the annual Red Wing Stoneware convention in Minnesota every July.


Survivors include her four children; Richard (Jan) Scharmer, Merrill, Laura (Chris) Petterson, Wausau, Peggy (Greg) Weaver, Eau Claire, and Robert Scharmer, Wausau.  Margaret had four grandchildren, Laney, Calley, Sam, Lily and two great-grandchildren Allyson and Able; a sister, Lois Frostman, Wausau and a brother, John Brandt, Clermont, Fla. She was also in preceded in death by her sister Joan Isberner.


Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 709 Weston Ave., Wausau.  Rev. Paulette Creswell will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the services at the church.


Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Margaret fought many battles over the years against Parkinson's Disease with dignity, courage, and grace. From that we know there is hope.  There is laughter and eventually there is peace.  May you rest eternally in that peace and forever touch our souls with your memory.


The family would like to thank Dr. Marie Tomasi for her wonderful attention and treatment.  We also thank the staff at Our House Memory Care for making Margaret feel at home.  You are a large part of the reason that Margaret went to sleep each night with a smile on her face.


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