Margaret Ruth Schubert Petersen, 90, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. She born in Elyria, on September 1, 1921, to Frank Elmer and Lucy (Eckert) Schubert. In 1976, she married John “Pete” Petersen, who preceded her in death in May, 2003.
Margie was a graduate of Oberlin High School and the Ohio State University. She began her career in the travel industry with Capitol Airlines, and later worked for Shipka Travel Agency in Parma, and Thomas Cook in Detroit, Michigan and Cleveland. She loved to travel and visited many countries around the world during her lifetime.
She is survived by her nieces, Shirley Anne Saporito of Boyton Beach, Florida, Jan Bechtel of Defiance, Ohio, Barb Bechtel of Amherst, and Judy Schubert of Colorado; nephews, Raymond Schubert of Colorado and Kent (Susan Kim) Bechtel of Kirtland, Ohio; brother-in-law, Donald Bechtel of Birmingham, Ohio; and many great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Lucille Schubert, Cornelia Dague, and Jeanette Bechtel; two brothers, William Schubert and one in infancy; nephews, Kevin Bechtel and Charles Schubert; and a great-nephew, Bruce Freeland.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. at Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Elyria. Her niece, The Rev. Jan Bechtel, will officiate.
Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst, was honored to serve the family of Margaret Petersen.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.