Margaret “Margie” Mensen

Margaret “Margie” Mensen, age 61 of Belleville, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, at home.

Mrs. Mensen was born on February 15, 1955, in Breese, a daughter Walter and LaGarda (Fauke) Holtgrave. She married Richard “Rick” Mensen on October 12, 1973, in Beckemeyer and they were blessed with 40 years of deep love, loyalty and unfailing devotion before his death on June 29, 2013

Margie is survived by 2 sons – Richard W. Mensen and wife Mindy of Shawano, WI and Erik E. Mansen and wife Amanda of Belleville; 2 granddaughters – Lyric Mensen and Morgan Mensen; her siblings Steve Holtgrave and wife Missy of Carlyle, Louise Cerneka and husband Pete of Lebanon, Richard “Rich” Holtgrave and wife Kris of Carlyle and Julius “Jule” Holtgrave and wife Tina of St. Rose; mother-in-law – Norma Jane Mensen of Salem; and a sister-in-law – Judy Mensen of Aviston

Mrs. Mensen was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother – Walter “Wally” Holtgrave; father-in-law – Richard Mensen; and brother-in-law – Mike Mensen

Margie was a Social Worker for the Belleville Diocese. She was very proud of her job and held the titles of Administrator of the Review Board for the Belleville Diocese and Director of Counseling for Catholic Social Services. She was a woman of faith, who lived for her sons, daughters-in-law and granddaughters. She enjoyed politics and reading. She was a member of the Cathedral St. Peter in Belleville.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at St. Anthony’s Church in Beckemeyer with Father James Daugherty and Father George Mauck, officiating. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Friday, June 10 and from 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 11.