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.