Margaret E. Schmalz, age 95, of Elgin, Ilinois, passed away Thursday November 27, 2014 at St Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Il. She was born September 27, 1919 in the town of Russia, NY to the loving parents of William and Ethel Roberts.

Margaret was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked in New York City as a nurse in the newborn baby ward until she met the love of her life, William, and married him on November 24, 1945. The newlyweds moved to Chicago that same year and raised two loving children.

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Steven) Hoyt, her son William Jr. (Barbara) Schmalz, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Schmalz Sr.

Visitation will be Sunday November 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Service at 10:00 am on Monday Dec 1, 2014 at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120. Interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery, 1185 Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067. For more information please call 847-741-1128 or visit

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