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Margaret Marie Nieberding Stoehr

October 21, 1939 — January 3, 2021

Margaret Marie Reiss Nieberding Stoehr, 81, of Marysville, KS, died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Visitation was Friday, January 15 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. A rosary service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16 at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Marysville. A funeral service followed at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Father Quentin Schmitz officiated. Rosemary Forst played the organ while Ron and Fran Grauer sang. The pallbearers will be Jonathan Nieberding, Jacob Troyer, Isaac Seslar, Gus Fisher, Turner Wentz, Mike Pacha, Raymond Marquardt and Chuck Marquardt. Burial will be in St. Gregory's Catholic Cemetery. Margaret was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 21, 1939. She was the only child of John and Ruth Reiss. After moving around a bit in her early years, due to her father serving in the Army Engineering Corps in WWII in the European Theater, they settled in Boulder, Colorado where she lived until she was 19 years old. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Boulder. She graduated from Mt. St. Gertrude’s Catholic Girls school and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. She met the first love of her life, Frederick Nieberding, Jr., when he was visiting friends who happened to live next door to her parent’s house. They fell in love and married on December 27, 1958. She moved to Marysville, Kansas with her husband and spent the rest of her life on the Nieberding farm west of town. She and Fred raised 4 children together: Mary Ann Nieberding Seslar (Gallup, NM), Fred Nieberding III (Marysville), Regina Nieberding Fisher (Lafayette, CO), and John Henry Nieberding. She was a member of St. Gregory’s Parish in Marysville and was active in the church choir and Altar Society. She made many friends in Marysville, in fact, she never knew a stranger. Strangers were only people she had not met yet. In February 1979, her husband Fred passed away unexpectedly. She took over running the farm raising their 4 children alone. In May 1980, their youngest son, John Henry, passed away unexpectedly. Never one to give up she kept the family together against what most people would think of as insurmountable odds. Never one to think of herself or her own happiness first, she poured all her energy and love into her children. It was not until her two oldest children were married and her youngest was in college that she began to think of her own happiness. On January 2, 1993, she married a longtime friend of the family and godfather of her dear son John Henry, L.A. (Tony) Stoehr, the second love of her life. Both had lost spouses in death and they resolved to make their remaining years together fun and full of adventure. They loved to travel and visited many places in the continental United States. They enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Margaret battled many health issues, but she never let any of them define her and even on her worst days she would smile and say she was just fine. She never complained, and always saw the silver lining in everything the universe threw at her. She was at peace in her last days, always a woman of strong faith, she let the Lord guide her until the end. She will be remembered for her sparkling wit, unselfish kindness, her boundless love for her family, and her sense of childlike joy in the world. She was an amazing cook, a talented journalist and a better than average artist. There will be many who remember her on stage for the plays put on by M-ACT. She was truly an inspiring actress, as many of those who acted with her will recall how she made each production memorable by her inside jokes behind the scenes. But most of all she will be remembered as a great Mom, not only to her blood children, but to anyone who needed a mom, there was enough love in her heart to go around. There are more people than can be counted here that lovingly call her ‘Mom’. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Nieberding, Jr., son John Henry Nieberding and her parents John and Ruth Reiss. She is survived by her husband, L.A. (Tony) Stoehr of the home; her children and their spouses; Mary Ann (Jim) Seslar, Gallup, NM; Fred (Terri) Nieberding III, Marysville; Regina (Tim) Fisher, Lafayette, CO. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Jonathan (Cessalie) Nieberding, Isaac Seslar, Jake Troyer, Madison Nieberding, Gus Fisher, Laura (Jim) Conley, and 2 great-grandchildren Kennedy Nieberding and Brooks Conley. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of Margaret’s favorite charities: Little People of America, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, or The Lupus Foundation of America. Or just be like Margaret and simply perform a kind act for another or make someone smile. Rosary and Funeral for Margaret Nieberding Stoehr To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Margaret Marie Nieberding Stoehr, please visit our flower store.

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