Margaret Marie Forster Eissinger, 90, of Circle died at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive on April 5, 2014.
Mrs. Eissinger was born on Feb. 18, 1924, in St. Paul, Minn., to William and Minnie Carlson Forster. At the age of 3 years, she moved to Brockway with her family and attended school in Brockway, graduating in 1941. She attended Kinman Business School and then worked for the Spokane Air Depot.
She and Roy Eissinger were married on Feb. 27, 1944, in Circle while he was serving in the Navy. They were blessed with four children: Roger, Jerry, Diana and Mark.
Mrs. Eissinger was actively involved in the Brockway and Circle communities. She organized the gray ladies and teen aides to serve as volunteers at the McCone County Hospital. Mrs. Eissinger served as McCone County Blood Drive chairman for 36 years. She was a charter member of the Triangle Homemakers Club and belonged to the Order of Eastern Star, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and the Brockway Congregational Church where she was Sunday School Superintendent for several years.
She took great pleasure in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially enjoying all of their activities. Time spent at the lake with friends and family was a highlight of her summers. She loved to travel and enjoyed many trips with friends. Later in life, she enjoyed annual trips to the Hostfest in Minot.
Her survivors include her husband: Roy; a sister-in-law: Clare Eissinger Cavan; her children: Roger (Connie) of Brockway, Jerry (Bev) of Circle, Diana (Floyd) Yarger of Circle and Mark (Stephanie) of Brockway; her grandchildren: Ty (Teri) Eissinger of Circle, Jessica (Bryan) Neuman of Missoula, Taw Eissinger of Brockway, Ché (Kelly) Eissinger of Cody, Wyo., Josh (Kerry) Eissinger of Circle, Denim (Tawnya) Yarger of Anchorage, Alaska, Rebecca (Wade) Heinrich of Glendive, and Brett Eissinger of Scobey; and nine great-grandchildren: Colin, Kara, Dylan and Diesel Yarger, Christian, Andrew and Cheyenne Eissinger, Taylor Harris and Pressley Neuman; and special son of her heart, Doc (Patti) Sargent.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Gordon and Stanley; her sister: Mildred Grebeldinger; sister-in-law, Doris Eissinger Forster; brothers-in-law: Nick Grebeldinger and John Cavan; and grandson: Casey Yarger.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Circle followed by a time of remembrance at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Circle. Interment will follow in the Brockway Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.