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Margaret Raemsch

March 23, 1923 — June 13, 2017

Margaret Vinklarek Raemsch, 94, of Smithville, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Margaret was born to the late Alex and Frances (Mares) Vinklarek on March 23, 1923 in Cistern, Texas. Margaret was one of nine children raised on the family farm in Cistern. She attended and completed 8 years at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Elementary School in Cistern and enjoyed playing on the school volleyball team. After 8 years of school, Margaret continued working with her siblings on the family farm. She met and married the love of her life, Gilbert J. Raemsch of Smithville on February 19, 1946. The couple settled at Alum Creek and began farming and ranching and raising their children.

Margaret was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Smithville. She was an honorary member of the SPJST Organization in Smithville. She loved gardening, preserving and canning, sewing, cooking, going to dances and being with her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Gilbert J. Raemsch; one son, Ronald Thomas Raemsch; three sisters and one brother.

She is survived by 9 children: Gilbert Wayne and Nancy Raemsch of Holland; Dan and Chris Raemsch of Austin; Francie and Trent Baird of Bastrop; Margie Raemsch of Austin; Tommy and Phyllis Raemsch of Lockhart; Gary and Leigh Raemsch of Cedar Creek; Veronica and Earl Mutchink of Smithville; Robbie and Connie Raemsch of Cedar Creek; Bernie and Becky Raemsch of Bastrop.

She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way in August, and 1 brother and 3 sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Paul's Catholic Church, 204 Mills Street, Smithville, Texas 78957.

A viewing will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, June 15 and the Rosary will follow at 7:00 PM at All Faiths of the Pines, Smithville, Texas. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 16 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Smithville. Burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Texas.

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