Margaret Friend

May 11, 1916-Jan. 22, 2013

MARSHALL – Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret G. (Pilotte) Friend, 96, of Marshall will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. A CCW rosary will be at 4 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial is at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Margaret died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Saunder’s Medical Center LTC in Wahoo, Neb.; she lived there five months to be near her daughter, Barb.

Margaret was born May 11, 1916, to Joseph and Laura (Paradis) Pilotte in Brooten. She married Jack Wyffels in November of 1938. To this union, son Joseph was born. Jack died in March of 1945. Margaret later married Donald Friend on June 9, 1946, in Walnut Grove at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The couple worked hard together for 25 years managing Friend’s Sportsman’s Bar and Grill in Walnut Grove. They were blessed with three children. Margaret was dedicated to her faith and spirituality. She blessed Holy Redeemer with many hours of service with the CCW and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed going out for coffee with her ladies’ group, playing cards and visiting with friends. The people she enjoyed spending the most time with were her grandchildren, who will remember Grandma for teaching them to speak and count in French. She loved being with them and watching them grow up. Margaret had a passion for flowers and loved being outdoors.

Margaret will be missed by her children, Joseph (Donna) Friend of Billings, Mont., Marilyn (Jerry) Morhain of Sedalia, Mo., and Barb (Keith) Rupp of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Cyndi (Doug) Kay of Boise, Idaho, Michelle Friend of Angle Inlet, Charlie (Joy) Friend of Billings, Mike (Angela) Anderson of Hesston, Kan., Dean (Stephanie) Anderson of Littleton, Colo., Angela (John) Carns of Henderson, Nev., Jennifer (Greg) Nitzel of Mattawan, Mich., Joseph Rupp of Lincoln, Neb.; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Wyffels; second husband, Donald Friend; parents, Joseph and Laura Pilotte; sister, Vivienne Pagel; grandson, Brian Friend.

Arrangements with

Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors

Marshall, Minnesota