Marguerite Elizabeth Mohnen


May 24, 1921 - June 5, 2010




Marguerite Elizabeth Mohnen was born on May 24, 1921 at the family farm six miles south and one mile west of Lake Preston, S.D. to Robert and Josephine (McDonald) Trenary.  She attended Baker Township School south of Lake Preston.  She graduated from Lake Preston High School in 1939.  She attended Stewart’s Beauty School and graduated in 1940.  After graduation she moved to Huron where she worked until she purchased her own business in White Lake, S.D.

On June 12, 1944 she married Norbert James Mohnen at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in White Lake.

She was a homemaker who loved gardening, cooking, sewing, needlework and was an avid reader.  She loved playing cards with friends and family.  Her passion in her later years was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Each has a forever memory with the quilt or blanket that she personally made for them.   She was a member of the Red Hat’s Society, Senior Citizen’s, St. Peter’s Catholic Church Altar Society, Hit and Miss Extension Club, and the American Legion.  She was a founder of the White Lake Laker’s 4-H Club.

She is survived by her four children, Norbert Mohnen Jr. and wife, Gale, Custer; Nancy Thayer, Somerset, KY, Jeanice Korzan and husband, Gary, Mitchell, and Cynthia Brick and husband, Ken, Waconia, MN; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert in 2008, son, Ronald Mohnen, grandson, Norbert Lee Mohnen, parents, Robert and Josephine Trenary, brother, Robert Trenary, Jr. and her sister, Cecilia Deutsch.


Monday, June 7, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:30 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 8, 2010
10:30 AM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Jane Langstraat on January 7, 2011
I am so sorry for sending this so late I have fond memories of her when I worked @ the White Lake nursing home I loved taking care of her she was wonderful lady I didn't know she passed on cuase I work @ a differint home now so u have my sympathy Jane Langstraat
Posted by Cara Stringer on June 9, 2010
Nancy, Jason, and Kim,
I was very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Love, Cara
Posted by Katy Kenobbie on June 8, 2010
I am praying for the family of Marguerite..Aunt Jeanice, I love you very much! Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Shannon (Grant) Nichol and Family on June 7, 2010
Aunt Marguerite will be missed greatly! I always enjoyed visiting with Aunt Marguerite and Uncle Norbert. They both were fun to be around and they loved each other dearly. I wish I lived closer and could have visited more often. I am comforted knowing that now they are together again for eternity. Know that I am with you and your families in thoughts and prayers. I pray that God comforts each of you in this time or sorrow. I am sending my love! Shannon
Posted by Roberta and Richard Grant on June 6, 2010
Dear Family, We were saddened to hear of Marguerite's death. She will be missed be alot of people. We are so glad we had time to visit with her on our trip up there. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!
Posted by Pauline and David Hampton, Larned Kansas on June 6, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Marguerite. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Leonard and Cindy Grant and family on June 6, 2010
Dear Mohnen family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Marguerite. She was a very special lady and will be truely missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and we pray that God' will wrap his love around your family.
Posted by Nancy, RN at ABNH on June 5, 2010
May the peace which comes from the memories of Marguerite, comfort you now and in the days ahead. May the love of those around you help you through this time. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
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