Margaret Ann Habersetzer


Margaret A. Habersetzer, a longtime resident of Frances died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at the St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Tacoma. She was born December 6, 1935, in Toledo, Washington, to William and Mary (Byrnes) Raupp.

Margaret attended WSU where she earned her teaching certificate and degree in Home Economics. She married David Habersetzer in Toledo, Wash. on September 9, 1961; he survives her at the family home in Frances. Together they raised three sons, Mark, Daryl, and Dean Habersetzer; four daughters, Diane Cavanaugh, Pam McAndie, Tammy Secrist, and Wendy Kirsch. Margaret is also survived by three brothers, John, Ken, and Jim Raupp; a sister, Betty Gauvin; 19 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She spent many years as a substitute teaching in Raymond, Willapa Valley, South Bend, and Pe Ell School Districts. Margaret also was a loving homemaker. She was a very active member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and Altar Society. She was a member of many clubs including the quilting club, garden club, the Red Hats, and the Lewis Pacific Swiss Society. She managed the Pacific County Fair for 8 years, was Republican Precinct Committeewoman, and was the Pacific County Extension Agent for many years. Margaret was also very active in 4-H and spent years at fairs judging.

Margaret enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, gardening, quilting, embroidery, canning and baking. She and David also traveled to many corners of the world, including Europe, China, Hawaii, The Holy Land, Canada, and Mexico. In their later years, she and David enjoyed traveling with the Discovery Tours Group.

In memory of Margaret, memorials may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church, P.O. Box 235, Pe Ell, WA 98572.

A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 with a Funeral Mass being held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Frances. Burial will follow at the Holy Family Cemetery. A gathering will be held at the Swiss Hall immediately following services. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.