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Margaret C. Popenfus Anglim
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1908
Monroe County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2006
Columbia County
Wisconsin, USA

PORTAGE - Margaret C. Anglim passed away peacefully on her 98th birthday November 20, 2006, at Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage. Margaret was born on November 20, 1908, in Tomah, Wis., the daughter of John and Mary (Loscher) Popenfus. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Tomah in 1923, and from Tomah High School in 1927.

Margaret became interested in primary education and made it her life career. She graduated from Tomah Normal School in 1928, and went on to attend UW-LaCrosse and Edgewood College to maintain her teaching certificate. Margaret was an elementary school teacher for many years in Tar Valley, Tunnel City, and Cashton, Wis. While teaching, she met her future husband and married Edward J. Anglim on April 19, 1941 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah.

They settled in Portage and raised five children. Edward preceded her in death on October 1, 1968. This remarkable lady began instructing the youngsters at St. Mary's Catholic School in Portage in 1955. For 21 years she became an inspiration to many many students who worked their way in, through and out of that school. Some of her earlier students have had their own children enjoy the wonderful teaching of this great lady.

Considering the class sizes (sometimes 60) in the beginning of her career, it is estimated that she possibly was the beneficial influence for more than 1,000 elementary students. That is quite a record in one school for one teacher. She was always gentle, kind, patient, and generous. She saw the bright side of the gloomiest day, never any child as a problem. She was constantly incorporating the latest ideas and methods in her teaching.

She was what the world would call a master teacher. She loved God, Mary, her faith, and family. Margaret was a dedicated member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portage, Catholic Women's Club, and Pro Life. Margaret Anglim, thank you! God bless you and keep you. You truly lit a candle and dispelled the darkness for us all.

Survivors include her loving children, Thomas M. Anglim Sr., of Franklin, Geraldine M. (Richard) Bergmann of Eagle, Edward J. Anglim Jr. of Portage, John P. Anglim of Portage, Robert J. (Ellen) Charlier Anglim of West Bend; grandchildren, Thomas M. (Jean) Anglim Jr. of Muskego, Theresa M. (Scott) Uttech of New Berlin, Tiffany M. (Marc) Trudeau of Franklin, Jennifer A. (Evan) Guyette of Loganville, Georgia Claire C. Anglim of Milwaukee, Grace M. Anglim of West Bend; great-grandchild, Trinity Jean Uttech; Brother, John (Karen) Popenfus of Fredrick, Maryland; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Margaret was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary, in infancy; daughter-in-law, Jean Anglim; sisters, Florence Sowle and Catherine Popenfus; and a brother, Frank Popenfus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH in Portage, with Father Jim Murphy presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Portage. 
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  Edward James Anglim (1898 - 1968)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Columbia County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Nov 06, 2009
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Margaret C. <i>Popenfus</i> Anglim
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