Mary “Maggie” Marguerite Radebaugh passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018, with family and friends by her side.
She is survived by her daughter Rita (Michael) Connors, her grandchildren Megan (Jason) Elliott and Ryan (Katie) Connors, and her five great grandchildren: Alexandria, Andrew and Annalise Connors, Frank and Emilia Elliott, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Dwight Radebaugh, son Donald “Donnie” Michael Radebaugh, father Daniel Simmer, mother Lydia Simmer, brother LeRoy (Erna) Simmer, and sister Maxine (Kenneth) Peoples.
Born in Jefferson, Iowa, Maggie grew up in Jamaica, Iowa, where she was a pillar of the community for 86 years. Over the years, she worked at the Jamaica Post Office and the Perry Lutheran Home, and owned the Jamaica tavern with her husband, Don. Maggie was also a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Jamaica American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed organizing and attending community events in Jamaica, watching college football and basketball, playing bingo, and was a revered pinochle player.
In 2012, she moved to Wisconsin to be close to her daughter, Rita and spent her final years at the Marinuka Manor in Galesville, Wisconsin. From happy hours every Friday to theater outings, trips to the vineyard and local restaurants, Maggie enjoyed an active social life up until the very end. She will be remembered by those who knew her well as hard-working, tough, quick witted and loving. Her family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the devoted friends and family who visited from near and far, and especially to the dedicated staff at Marinuka Manor who sincerely loved and cared for her every single day.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Marinuka Manor, 19475 Silver Creek Road, Galesville, WI 54630.
A mass will be held Tuesday, July 31, at 5 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Holmen, WI with visitation at 4 p.m. On August 5th, Christian burial will be at 12 p.m. noon in St. Mary’s Cemetery north of Jamaica. A celebration of Maggie’s life will follow at 1 p.m. at the Community Building in Jamaica, Iowa.
Hastings Funeral Home
1417 2nd St, Perry, Iowa 50220
403 North Elm, Jefferson, Iowa 50129