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Margaret Kugath

1918 - 2004


Margaret M. Kugath, 86, of Watertown, died October 10, 2004, at her home following a brief illness.


Funeral services were held at Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown with the Rev. Lee Meissner officiating. Burial took place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.


The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown was in charge of arrangements.


The former Margaret Tessmann was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Watertown, daughter of John H. and Meta (Ladien). Tessmann.  She married Lawrence Kugath in 1938. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1955.


Margaret had been employed at Brandt Automatic Cashier in Watertown for more than 30 years. She worked as a tester and was also known as the Candy Lady for bringing snacks to her fellow employees.


Margaret was a faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church where she had once provided child care for the Bible study group and assisted in making baby quilts. She loved to sew aprons, tote bags, fur pillows, and enjoyed making various crafts.


Margaret also enjoyed painting landscapes and playing the accordion.




Daughter                Patricia Borkowski of Pewaukee

Daughter                Sandra Scholl of Wausau

Grandchild              Kevin (Terri) Scholl

Grandchild              Kathy (Al) Pitsch

Grandchild              John (Michelle) Stenz

Grandchild              David (Bonnie) Stenz

Grandchild              Andy (Lisa) Stenz

Nine great-grandchildren

Brother                 LeRoy (Jean) Tessmann, Watertown

Brother                 Oliver (Geraldine) Tessmann, Watertown





Son-in-law              Donald J. Stenz

Son-in-law              Gary W. Scholl

Brothers                Elmer Tessmann

Brother                 Carl Tessmann

Sister                  Helen Childers

Sister                  Lillian Roth




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