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Margaret Tarnowski

Sep 08, 1932 - Feb 01, 2023


Margaret Tarnowski, age 90, of Sheboygan entered eternal life on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Margie was born September 8, 1932, in Milwaukee to the late Joseph and Agnes (Schmitz) Fessler. She was united in marriage to August “Gus” Tarnowski on June 14, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Francis, WI. The couple was blessed to have celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Margie attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from Bay View High School in 1950 and was employed by the Ladish Company for several years. After Gus was discharged from the Army, they made their home in South Milwaukee with their young and growing family, and moved to Sheboygan in 1969. A mother of 9 along with some other close family friends, Margie was a homemaker and served as Bookkeeper for the family business, GT Hauling. She was a long-time member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish and the St. Anne’s Society. Special interests were gardening, canning, knitting, crocheting, and volunteering at St. Nicholas Hospital. Family and friends were everything to Margie, where she and Gus welcomed all into their home – whether for a cup of coffee or a meal. Everyone was always welcome! She will be remembered for being a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Survivors include her loving husband Gus, children Christine (Gary) Hameister of Sheboygan, Debra (Frank) Trcka of Sheboygan, Annette (Dave) Krepsky of Sheboygan, John (Rita) of Montana, Joe of Wausaukee, Jim (Pattie) of Sheboygan, Pete (Kris) of Kiel, Dan (Amy) of Texas, David (Rachel) of Washington State, Niece, Kris (Christopher) Hanson of Sheboygan, former son-in-law Mike (Jen) Meisenbech of Sheboygan, Brian (Kim) Campbell of Plymouth. Margie is further survived by 22 grandchildren; Steve, JJ, Maria (Alan), Jim (Katie), Ali (Lucas), Bobby, Julie (Adam), Sara, Becky (Russell), Tom, Kevin, Katie, Michael (Artemis), Anna, Rachel, Jacob (Allison), Josh, Jenna, Deacon, Piper, Elshaday and Tsiyon; 9 great-grandchildren: Holden, Natalie, Frankie, Vivian, Brady, Will, Riley, Sonja, Zoey, and a sister Judy (Jack) Burckhard of California.
Margie is preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary (Albert) Mettry and a brother Jim (Karen) Fessler.
Family and friends may gather at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish, 818 Huron Ave., Sheboygan on Saturday February 11, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will take place in the Calvary Mausoleum.
We are very grateful to Dr. Mary Gentine for the exceptional care she provided to Margie for many years. We also thank those who provided wonderful care during the time of her illness: Carla, Donna, Ellie, Cassy and all of the loving and compassionate staff of Tender Hearts and Home Instead. In addition, we appreciate the care Margie received at Azura for the past month from Kim and the exceptional caregivers. Special thanks to Leah, Carol, and the many volunteers of the Gathering Place for enriching Margie’s life.
A memorial fund has been established in Margie’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Saturday Feb 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday Feb 11, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church [map]



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Scott Wanek

To Gus and the Tarnowski Family, Margie lived a wonderful life and was an amazing lady. I am grateful to have known her. She was always generous and quick with a smile. I am so sorry for your loss and know you will miss her deeply. I will keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Caron DeKarske

Deb and family, Caron and I were so sorry to read about the passing of your mother. May God grant you an abundance of grace and mercy now and always. May His angles guard and protect your mother until you can meet her again on that joyous day.

Gordy and Linda Krepsky

My sympathy to the family of Margaret. She sounds amazing and I am sure she is smiling down on all of you with love.

Rick Wentz

Chris, Maria and your entire family, So sorry to hear of your recent loss, and know you are, and have always been in our thoughts and prayers! We think of you often and are your quiet cheerleaders in life. Losing a Mother/Grandmother is never easy, and in some ways harder the longer they are in our physical lives. Please know that her spirit remains within each of you, now she just has her wings, and will certainly continue to live on in each of you. Memories, times spent together, and her many good deeds remain in your hearts and minds for the rest of your lifetime. In this way she will remain with all of you here on earth, continuing to guide you and watch over all. What a blessing to have had her all of these years!! Be ALWAYS blessed as you are, and keep her memories alive going forward. We love you ALL and hope for your more peace and less pain due to your loss! You are all special, because of parts of her live on in you!! Rick, Julie and Sarah Wentz Family