Margaret "Maggie" L. Ort

November 14, 1944 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 75)


Greenville-Margaret (Maggie) L. Ort went to Heaven, February 7, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 14, 1944, in Sagola, MI, to the late Fabian Steinbrecher and Luella (Ruggles) Steinbrecher. She graduated from Felch High School in 1963, and with her best friend Diane, moved to Chicago, IL to find employment. In 1964, she met Neil Ort from Black Creek, WI who had also moved to Chicago for school and employment. They were married on February 27, 1965, in Felch, MI and were just three weeks short of celebrating 55 years together. After the wedding they moved to the Appleton, WI area where Maggie worked at the National Bank until they started a family. After the youngest of their four children started school, Maggie worked part-time until her retirement. In 2002, Maggie and Neil started and worked together in a new business (North Shore Contracting) building new homes in the Appleton area. For the past fifteen years, Maggie and Neil have enjoyed summers at their cottage on Moshawquit Lake and six weeks of winter on the beaches in Cancun, Mexico. Maggie enjoyed cooking and baking the most delicious desserts. She also enjoyed traveling to other states and abroad to see more of God’s creation, which brought her great joy. In the summer she enjoyed flowers and plant gardening. Another favorite past time was reading a good book. Maggie had strong faith in her creator and savior and trusted in him to guide her through life and to hold her hand when she needed him. Maggie always enjoyed cooking for others, especially holiday gatherings with all the children, grandchildren and recent great-grandchildren. A fabulous dinner and dessert would be enjoyed by all.

Maggie is survived by her loving husband Neil Ort, four children and spouses, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Daughter Linda & Brian Maus, Appleton, Daughter Lisa & Chris Hoffman, Grand Chute, Son Joel & Penny Ort, Town of Ellington, Son Chris & Shiloh Ort, Town of Center, Granddaughter Brittany & Cole Centner, Georgetown, KY, Granddaughter Kristy DeWitt & fiancé Sawyer Effertz, Kimberly, Grandson Cody & Abby DeWitt, Appleton, Granddaughter Lauren Ort, Town of Center, Granddaughter Hayleigh Ort, Town of Center, Grandson Jaden Hoffman, Grand Chute, Grandson Ryder Hoffman, Grand Chute, Grandson Colton Ort, Town of Ellington, Granddaughter Riley Ort, Town of Ellington, Great-Grandson Aiden DeWitt, Appleton, Great-Grandson Jordan DeWitt, Appleton, Great-Grandson Abel Centner, Georgetown, KY. Maggie is further survived by six siblings and their spouses; Fabian & Yui Steinbrecher, York, PA, Carl & Marilyn Steinbrecher, Felch, MI, Pat & Judy Steinbrecher, Felch, MI, Paul & Madelynn Steinbrecher, Felch, MI, Scott & Carla Steinbrecher, Felch, MI, Carol Steinbrecher & Ken McGaw, Dassel, MN, sister-in-law, Janice Bosin, Darboy, WI.  Maggie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fabian & Luella Steinbrecher, brother, Joseph Steinbrecher, sister-in-law, Linda Steinbrecher, father and mother-in-law, Raymond & Lillian (Woldt) Ort, brother-in-law, Lee Wunderlich, sister-in-law, Carmen (Ort) Wunderlich.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Valley Funeral Home Appleton, WI

Visitation will be at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 125 South Mason St. Appleton 11am to 1pm Saturday, February 15 with service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Fox Valley Animal Shelter or Shriners Hospitals for children.

Neil and the family would like to thank all the family and friends who have been so supportive through this difficult time. We will reunite with Maggie in Heaven.

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February 15, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
February 15, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

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