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Margaret Busch

October 30, 1939 — March 5, 2023

Margaret Busch, 83, of Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood and formerly of Mettersdorf, Romania, passed away March 5, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Fred Busch (2020). Dear aunt of Kristine (Dean) Nickerson, Kurt (Denise) Daichendt, Karolyn (Richard) Cherepski and Kevin (Agnieszka) Daichendt. Fond great-aunt of Nathan, Kaela, Maximilian, Dietrich, Raiden, Emmanuel and Janna. Fond sister of George (the late Lucille) Daichendt. Margaret also leaves behind a host of friends and extended family. 

Margaret arrived in the United States in 1955 as a refugee from Romania. She settled, along with her parents and brother, in Chicago, Illinois. It was here where she met and eventually married her brother's best friend, Fred Busch. Margaret was a hard worker and later became the proprietor of her own manufacturing company, Exqual Transformers. She had a fondness for wolves and loved to garden. She especially enjoyed flowers, with sunflowers being her favorite. Margaret had a knack in the kitchen and was an amazing baker and wonderful cook. Her chili was a favorite within her family. She was widely traveled and a lifelong Cubs fan, notoriously late for family functions if it interfered with a Cubs game. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the Alzheimer's Association

A visitation will be held Saturday, March 11th from 6pm until 9pm at Theis-Gorski Funeral Home, 3517 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641. Inurnment will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois; date and time pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Theis-Gorski Funeral Home

3517 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641

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