Margaret Jenichen, 89
Margaret "Oma" Jenichen, 89, lost her courageous battle with cancer and went to be with our heavenly Father on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
Margaret was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Germany, to Alma and Walter Gollisky. She immigrated to Canada where she met her husband, Kurt Jenichen, and subsequently came to the USA in 1963.
Over the course of her life, Margaret was a kindergarten teacher, worked in a hospital, was a nanny, and had a business ironing shirts which made enough money to take her family to Germany twice. Later in life she owned a German restaurant where her famous specialties such as German potato salad, Rouladen and Goulash wowed the customers.
Her nurturing and caring personality was evident in every aspect of her life. She enjoyed making quilts with the church group for missions around the world. She was active in the Knit-Wits, loved growing vegetables, sewing, sponsored two children through Compassion International, and was an avid church goer who saw the best in everyone. She loved to travel to destinations including Bermuda, Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, New England, Belize, Mexico, Costa Rica and much of the USA.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt; and her sister and brother-in-law Hildegard and Karl Moritz. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Renate and Mene Schulze; daughter and son-in-law Iris and Mike Rozewicz, daughter and son-in-law Monika and Scot Hayes, and son Michael Jenichen; 14 grandchildren/step-grandchildren/spouses; six great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; as well as her nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Burial will be at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose, Calif. Since Hawaii was one of her favorite destinations, Margaret has requested that funeral attendees wear Hawaiian/colorful clothing in lieu of black.
Yates Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements. You may visit Margaret's online memorial and sign her guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.