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Maggie Presler

November 10, 1932 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Maggie Presler Obituary

     Magdelina (Maggie) Presler, 91, Gackle, ND died peacefully December 29th, 2023 at Bethany Nursing Home in Fargo, ND

     Maggie was born November 10th, 1932, to Peter Jr. and Emma (Zenker) Miller. Being the oldest of six, she grew up with many responsibilities of helping with the family farming and assisting with the younger siblings. She attended rural school until the work at home was more of a priority. Later in life she obtained her GED. She was an amazing speller and had beautiful handwriting. Many people over the years received multiple page letters written by her to keep them updated on the happenings within Maggie’s life.

     She married LeRoy Presler on December 20th, 1953. They made their home on a farm west of Gackle. They worked on the farm side by side raising crops and cattle. And through all the hard work, they also managed to raise and care for three children, Dwayne, Marty, and Marella. Along with farm work, she also ensured all were fed several delicious meals per day. She was an amazing cook and baker; She could make blachinda like no other.

     Her life revolved around family, faith, friends, and community. Her relationship with her siblings was strong and often involved regular gatherings as well as trips together to visit their sister in Nebraska. Extended family was always a priority as well, and staying in touch by calls, letters, and visits occurred often.

     Maggie’s faith never faltered. She was a member of Neudorf Lutheran Church and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Women for all her years in Gackle.

     She made friends wherever she went. She even remained in touch with contacts made on short group trips. If you met Maggie, you knew you had a friend for the long term.

     She was always helping in the community in any way she could. She was also a member of the Gackle Homemakers and the American Legion Auxiliary.

     She is survived by her children, Dwayne (Cheryl) Presler, West Fargo, ND; Marty Presler, Bismarck, ND; and Marella Sebring, Gackle, ND, grandchildren, Jonathan (Christy) Presler, Falls Church, VA; Alexandra Presler, Minneapolis, MN; Adam (Taylor) Presler, Andover, MN; and Sierra (Brian) Peterson, Anoka, MN; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Anya Presler, Falls Church, VA; Lana Presler, Andover, MN; one brother, Marvin (JoAnne) Miller, Gackle, ND; four sisters, Darlene Trautman, Medina, ND; Janet (John) Henke, Gackle, ND; Hulda (Daniel) Peterson, Holdrege, NE; and LorRaine (Ralph) Rivinius, Streeter, ND; one brother-in-law, Walter Presler, Jamestown, ND; two sisters-in-law, Alvina Heidinger, Jamestown, ND and Trudy Kassman, Nyssa, OR; and many much loved nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death, and happy to join, her loving husband, LeRoy, and her parents.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Gackle or Gackle Fire Department.

     Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, ND with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.  Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, January 5, 2024 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Shar Gumke officiating.  Interment will be in the Gackle Cemetery.

     Eddy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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January 4, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, ND
117 Spruce St W
Gackle, ND 58442

Prayer Service
January 4, 2024

7:00 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, ND
117 Spruce St W
Gackle, ND 58442

Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

10:00 AM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, ND
117 Spruce St W
Gackle, ND 58442

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