Mrs. Margaret I. (Ramsburg) WachterJuly 21, 1925 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 93)
Mrs. Margaret I. Wachter, 93, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from this life on Saturday, February 9, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Born on July 21, 1925, in Walkersville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Ramsburg and Elsie (Sponseller) Ramsburg and was the last of her immediate family.
She was the loving wife of Edward L. Wachter for 62 years until his death in 2012.
She was a 1943 graduate of Walkersville High School. After graduation she worked in downtown Frederick at the Barbara Fritchie Candy Factory and C&P Telephone Company as an operator, then became homemaker and farmer's wife.
Margaret volunteered with the Frederick County 4-H program, the Lewistown Ruritan, Harmony Grove School, Rock Creek School, Scott Key Center and the ARC of Frederick County. She was a member of numerous organizations including; Lewistown Homemakers Club, Rainbow Belles, Walkersville Senior Citizens, Farm Bureau Womens, C&P POOF's, Glade UCC Women's Guild and the Lewistown PTA. She also was active with Glade Valley Grange and the Human Relations Commission for Frederick County. She was a life member of Glade UCC and occasionally attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Utica.
She is predeceased by her daughter, Carolyn D. Smith and her siblings, Marshall Ramsburg, Etta Leveronne and Staley Ramsburg.
She is survived by her children; Deborah Wachter-Harne and husband, Wayne; Kevin E. Wachter; Joyce Wachter-Shry and husband, Robert; and Susan Minso and husband, Michael. Grandchildren, Lisa Smith, Eric Smith, Andrew Smith, Meredith Wivell and Ashley Minso; great grandchildren, Jordan Smith, Chloe Wivell, Trent Wivell, Landon Smith, Talen Smith and Joseph Frushour. She is also survived by numerous relatives.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Stauffer Funeral Homes, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD.
A celebration of Margaret's life will take place at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Stauffer Funeral Homes, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD. Rev. Albert K. Lane, III will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD.
In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to Glade United Church of Christ, 21 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville, MD 21793, Hospice of Frederick County or of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHomes.com.
Glade United Church of Christ
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Hospice of Frederick County
516 Trail Avenue, Frederick MD 21701
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