Margaret (Margie) Marie Lausman
Margie Lausman, 90 yrs of age, passed away June 12, 2020 and went home to Our Heavenly Father after a short illness. She lived at the same little cottage house she shared with her husband, Ken, for 42 more years after his passing in 1978. She was born to Fred Sr. and Carolyn (VanEenbergen) Selig, of Appleton, WI, on October 27, 1929. She told us many stories of her youth, one being when she was born, she was so tiny she fit in a cigar box. As mom always said, "Good things come in small packages". After the death of her father, she lived in the South with her mother and step-father. She then came back to Appleton to live with her mother and step-grandfather, Emil Speller, and attended Appleton Vocational School, becoming a certified Dietitian. She worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital in the cafeteria which she enjoyed.
She married Richard Young of Oshkosh, WI, they had 3 children; Angie Carole, Randolph Scott, and Steven Michael. Margie and Dick lived on Naval bases in Alameda, CA, where he was stationed; and she was the classic "California Girl", beauty and charm. Mom enjoyed photography taking many photos in California and with her children was photographed by a professional photographer for a magazine.
After a few years, she moved back to Appleton to be closer to family. She then met and married Kenneth Lausman of Appleton, and three more children were born to the family, Gary Kenneth, Kim Lee, & Tina Marie. With all of the friends of the children and family pets at the house, life was full. Mom loved making a beautiful home; she was a generous and excellent cook, no one left her table hungry. She had a green thumb and the backyard blossomed with a beautiful display of flowers in every variety each year that drew the admiration of the neighbors, who were all friends. She enjoyed family gatherings for BBQ's, and loved having everyone together for good times.
She remembered everyone's birthday, graduation, and attended many celebrations for her family over the years. She loved sending her thoughts and wishes in a thoughtfully chosen card, and noted in her beautiful handwritten script every time, "a little something to get what you want", along with other meaningful and loving sentiments. Every holiday meant family to her, especially Christmas. She delighted in seeing her Grandchildren open the gifts and play with them around the tree. Mom had a special way with children and animals. Over the years she had pets she loved; her poodle Dumplings, and many cats, Tobey, Precious, and one Lucky, a fortunate kitten indeed, being rescued by Mom on her way to work. She halted an oncoming semi-truck to a stop so as to avoid hitting the little ball of grey fur. Lucky the cat lived a long, and happy life. Mom enjoyed live music, dancing, and created beautiful ceramic figurines as gifts for her family. She had a natural talent for teaching others, and was indeed a lovely woman.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Sr. and Carolyn Selig; her beloved husband Kenneth Lausman; their son, Gary Lausman; a son, Steven Young; a sister, Betty Koehn of Roseville, MI; brothers and in-laws, Fred Jr. (Magna) Selig; Vernon Selig; Eugene Selig; Jack Sr.(Alice) Selig; Kenneth Selig of Sgt. Bluff, IA; Richard Selig of San Diego, CA; and a son in law, Randy W. Diedrich.
She is survived by her children: Angie Buchko; Randy (Sharon) Young; Kim Lausman Diedrich ; Tina Lausman (friend Paul Kampo); daughter-in-law Bonnie (friend Roman) Young.
Nine grandchildren: Daniel (Michelle) Spoerl; Danelle (Dean) Murray; Stephanie (Ted) Hikade; Shannon (Erik) Bates; Lucas (Melissa) Diedrich; Russell Diedrich; Katrina (Kway) Lassiter; Cody (Shanna) Young; Shawn Young.
Fourteen great- grandchildren: Grace, Benjamin, & Nathan Diedrich; Isiah, Mia, & Lydia Marie Lassiter; Keegan, Avery, & Corrine Spoerl; Cameron & Hunter Murray; Aidan & Ava Hikade; Malichi Bates. Margie loved each and every one of them.
A private gathering for prayer and loving memories will be held on June 19th, 11am – 2pm at Valley Funeral Home (2211 N. Richmond St. Appleton WI 54911), followed by procession to Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service for those who want to attend. A Celebration of Life for Margie will follow for family and friends at Valley Funeral Home from 4-7 pm. There will be food for the guests.
Our Mother & Grandmother was our friend, confidant, and most of all, a good example of how to live your life.
May God Bless You and Keep You, Let His Face Shine Upon You.
We will miss you every day, and hold you in our hearts forever.
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