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Margaret "Marge" (Ronchak) Neve

Margaret "Marge" (Ronchak) Neve

Margaret "Marge" (Ronchak) Neve, a lifelong resident of Superior, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born on September 17, 1925 to Louis and Mary (Murin) Ronchak. Marge graduated from Central High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Raymond W. Neve on January 8, 1949 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church where they were lifelong members. They celebrated 53 years of marriage until Raymond's death in 2002. She worked at the National T as the first lady butcher, Evening Telegram, and State of Wisconsin Unemployment Office.

Marge and Ray enjoyed spending time at their family cabin in Lake Nebagamon. They were members of the Belgian Club since 1949. She loved playing cards and bingo. And after retirement, enjoyed volunteering her time at various places.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Kraft and husband Michael; grandchildren: Katie (Schnell) Peltier and husband Keith of Poplar, Ryan Schnell and wife Amanda, and Dr. Robert Kraft of Rochester; great-grandchildren: Zoe and Zeke Schnell; brother-in-law Melvin Ledin; Marge's dear nieces and nephews and special friends: Kim, Judy, and Marion.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister Pauline Ledin.

The family would like to thank the staff of 9 West at Essentia Health-Duluth especially Dr. Amanda Carlson and nurses Karen, Dallas, Holly, and Lindsay, and Cathy of Essentia Health-Superior for their loving end of life care.

Although you may have wanted to pay your respects, per Marge's wishes, a private Catholic funeral and Christian burial were held.

Even though Grandma Marge always described herself as an "Earthy" Catholic, from an early age she lived sacrificial love. She took care of everyone, put other people first her entire life, and knew how to love others. Though, her and Ray did not receive a college education, they strongly believed in helping their family financially with theirs. Marge firmly believed in helping Cathedral School through purchasing scrip. With gratitude, "Gram", our family thanks you.

Grandma Marge said, "Life is short, have fun, and be kind."

Assisting the family with arrangements, Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th Street. To send an online condolence, please go to