Hildegard M. McClelland
Hildegard “Marguerite” McClelland, 71, a resident of Winthrop Harbor, passed away Friday May 29, 2015 at her home. She was born August 8, 1943 in Hagenau, France to Emile and Erna Bauman and raised by her mother and step-father Georges Kuhn. Marguerite was a member of the North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield. She taught at Armitage Academy in Kenosha for 23 years. She was a member of several writers groups including the Illinois Poetry Society. Marguerite is survived by her husband of 51 years, Winfred “Mac”, her children James (Mina) McClelland and Danielle (Jonathan) Katz, her grandchildren Keagan and Aiden McClelland and Aaron and Noah Katz, and her siblings Jean-Pierre (Melitta) Kuhn and Marliese (Daniel Brown) Kuhn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, and her sister Frieda Haehnel. A visitation is scheduled for June 4, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorial donations may be made to the North Shore Unitarian Church in Marguerite’s name. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Our lives are richer for having known Marguerite. We spent many happy hours together, eating good food, philosophizing, and visiting France. We will miss her very much. Our hearts go out to Marguerite’s family.
So sorry for your family’s loss, Dani. May your mother’s memory be a blessing to all who knew her.
Please accept the sympathy of all of us (especially Dr. Sam and me) in the US Navy family at the Training Support Center (formerly the Service School Command) Great Lakes (IL)
I got to know Marguerite because her husband (Mac) was my supervisor for about 20 years.
Marguerite was a wonderful woman, full of strength and goodness. I enjoyed her wit and insight when she preached at Bradford Church UU, and in our correspondence. It was a pleasure knowing her; she will be missed.
Marguerite was a warm-hearted, directly honest,intelligent and lovable lady. To lose such a friend as
her is a great loss. We will miss our laughter and philosophical ‘beg to differ’ conversations, whilst Mac
was rustling up something tasty to calm and placate us.
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