- December 19, 1920 - January 18, 2013
- Northbrook, Illinois
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Margie D. Koerber passed away on January 18, 2013 after a short illness in Minneapolis, MN . She was born Margaret Joan Dunne to Ellen Lyons Dunne and Jeremiah Warren Dunne on December 19, 1920 in Chicago, and after one sister died, grew up as the youngest in a household with three sisters and one brother. Her world opened up when she attended the University of Chicago, studying with the likes of Milton Friedman and playing piano for the Glee Club, and then lived through the era of World War II. On April 12, 1947 Margie married Lorenz F. Koerber, Jr. to whom she was married for 63 years until his death in 2010, and together they raised 4 children. From the very beginning Margie was involved in the community around her, initially with the League of Women Voters and projects for St. Norbert's Church and School in Northbrook, Ill. Later she lent support where she saw need, contributing early on to the Civil Rights Movement and an inner city Chicago parish (St. James), while subsequently supporting among others Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities. She was also involved with arts organizations such as the Chicago Lyric Opera Guild and the Northbrook Garden Club. But her starring role in life was as Margareta to her leading man Larry. Together they traveled the world, pursued strong interests in the arts, and celebrated everything life has to offer. And celebrate they did . . . with parties by Margie for St. Patrick's Day, Bastille Day, Kentucky Derby Day, and of course, all of the holidays. Margie had many friends with whom to celebrate, friends of all ages, and friendships that she nurtured her entire life. She will be remembered as a woman of faith who enjoyed an active family life while engaged in the world around her. She had a special interest in music, and her piano was a prized possession. She never shied away from taking on a new project, and always brought a certain creativity to whatever she was doing. She is survived by her children: Peter Koerber and wife Catherine Hancock, Ellen Koerber and husband Neil Saretsky, Joan Berg and husband Eric Berg, and John Koerber and fiancée Kari Gronberg. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom were important to her. A visitation will be held at N.H. Scott &Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL on Friday, January 25th from 6PM - 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 26th at 10 AM at St Norbert's Church, 1809 Walters Avenue in Northbrook, IL. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.