Margaret “Dutch” R. Bielefeld, 90, of Verndale MN died Friday, May 3, 2019 at
Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will
be at 11AM Friday, May 10, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with
Rev. Gabriel Walz officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8PM Thursday, May 9, 2019
at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples and one hour prior to services at the
church on Friday. Prayer service will be at 7:45PM on Thursday at the funeral home
in Staples. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
Margaret “Dutch” was born November 18, 1928 in Schley, IA to William and Loretta
(Farrell) Smith. She was united in marriage to Charles Bielefeld on January 29, 1951
in Loudes, IA. The couple was married for 65 years and continually shared that
companionship through the good and hard times. Charles and Margaret farmed
near Dougherty, IA and later Lime Springs, IA, and Osage, IA. Margaret learned to be
resilient, and strong while working on the farm; yet composed and compassionate
while taking care of her children. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Staples and walked strongly and passionately in her faith. Most recently
Margaret enjoyed making beaded necklaces, bracelets, and snakes for her family
members; she also loved flowers and birds. Above all else she loved her husband,
children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family and friends
Margaret is survived by her daughters, Colleen Weber, Sandra Sneed; grandchildren,
Michelle “Micky” (Elvis Blesi) Weber, Mark (Miranda Eckert) Weber; great
grandchildren, Bianca and Owen Weber, Jaxton Eckert; sister-in-laws, Patty Smith,
Lenora Bielefeld and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Loretta; husband, Charles;
sons, Patrick and Joseph; infant daughter, Mary; and sister, Mary (Phil) Moore;
sister-in- law, JoAnn (Warren) Smith; brother-in-laws, Walt, Daryl, William Bielefeld,
and Merlin Smith.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples, MN.