Funeral services for Margarete Arlene Hander, 87, of Spencer, formerly of Arnolds Park, were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Turner Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Jerry Mercer officiated.
Margarete passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at Northshire in Spencer.
Margarete was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Sioux Rapids, the daughter of Charlie and Minnie (Gipe) Rusch. She was raised and educated in northwest Iowa.
Margarete was united in marriage to Pete Hander on Feb 23, 1946, in Worthington, MN. The couple made their home in Lake Park for several years before moving to Montgomery and finally Arnolds Park. Margarete was affiliated with the Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Minnie Rusch; husband Pete; brother, Charles Rusch; and sister, Bertha Sperry.
Margarete is survived by a sister, Beulah Rusch, as well as nieces and nephews.
Turner Funeral Home of Milford was in charge of arrangements.