Memorial services will be held at a later date at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minnesota. Place of burial will be Fort Snelling Cemetery with her husband Floyd.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Marguerite Lucille Gugisberg, age 95, of Fargo, North Dakota passed away on November 6, 2012. For the past year she was a resident at Villa Maria of Fargo, ND and peacefully died while under the care of Hospice and the caregivers of Villa Maria.
Marguerite was born on January 25, 1917 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her parents, Peder and Anna Marie Nielsen were immigrants from Denmark and she was the 13th of 14 children. She graduated from North High School in Minneapolis and married Floyd Gugisberg in Gibbon, MN on February 14, 1946 after he returned from World War II. They were married for fifty one years until Floyd’s death in 1997. During their married life, she lived in Minneapolis, MN; Devils Lake, ND; Aberdeen, SD; and Golden Valley, MN.
She had a busy career as a homemaker, piano teacher, children’s choir director, pianist , and soprano soloist in many of her church choirs. Those who heard her beautiful voice would only be in awe and compare her to well known opera singers of her time. Her kitchen was known for the continuous Danish treats prepared from her mother’s recipes and the volumes of homemade donuts and cinnamon rolls served to her children’s friends. Her work career centered around food preparation with the Devils Lake School Hot Lunch program, where she was known to serve generous helpings to the football players.
Marguerite loved working in her church activities. She was a member of the Lutheran church in her communities and was a devoted choir director for the children’s choirs. She loved being a member of the local music clubs.
She is survived by her son Peter Gugisberg and his wife Ellen of St. Augustine, FL; daughter Susan Izant and husband Steve of Crownsville, MD; son David Buzzelle and wife Dianne of Plymouth, MN; five grandchildren, Paula Tracy, Lara York, Jon Gugisberg, Leonard Buzzelle, and Jennifer Buzzelle and eight great-grandchildren. Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her 13 brothers and sisters.