Margaret Swiderski, of Rancho Mission Viejo, passed peacefully on January 22, 2015.
Margaret was born in Ratibor, Germany on August 6th, 1935 to Elizabeth and Alois Konetzny. Margaret was a child during WWII. Fleeing the coming occupation of Russian forces at the end of the war, she migrated with her family to Eschwege, Germany. As the oldest of four children, she had the opportunity to immigrate to the United States in 1950 sponsored by her Aunt Paula. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Chicago. Thru a mutual friend she met Frank Swiderski in 1952. After three years, Margaret and Frank married on September 17th, 1955. After 58 years of marriage Frank preceded her in passing on August 3rd, 2014.
Margaret’s primary occupation was a dedicated wife and mother of three. When her children were young, she also worked outside the home at her Uncles Art Gallery. When her children were older she worked at a various companies in administration and benefits. In 1997, when Frank retired, Margaret and Frank moved to California to be closer to their grandchildren.
Margaret loved the United States and all it had to offer her. She sponsored one of her brothers to also immigrate to the U.S. She also held dear her German heritage, which through her German cooking and music, she passed on to her children. Her hobbies included swimming, bowling, knitting and enjoying card games with her husband, Frank, and friends.
She was survived by her brother Peter, children, Martin and wife Constance, Michelle, Mary and husband Norbert, grandchildren, Nicole, Megan, and Michelle.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or
The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
135 Parkinson Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
or the UCLA Center for the Study of Parkinson’s Disease at http://www.cspd.ucla.edu/.