|Margaret L. Guard
Born: December 20, 1928 Died: June 23, 2017
Margaret L. Guard, 88, of Morris, passed away early Friday morning, June 23, 2017 at her home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in Morris
with Pastor Patrick Lohse officiating. Interment will follow in Sample Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 am
until time of service at the funeral home.
Born December 20, 1928 in Morris, she was the daughter of George and Gladys (Lavarier) Krapf. She received her education
in the schools of Morris. She married Mervin Guard on June 14, 1947 in Morris at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and they
lived all of their married life in Morris. She was employed for 13 years at Bimet, later at Jemco in Minooka, Humiston-Keeling and
INS both in Morris.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Glenn) Odom of Morris; her son, Stephen (Sharon) Guard of Morris; eight
grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; eight great, great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Ann Leasure of Arkansas;
several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her loving husband, Mervin on December 20, 2000; one grandson; one great
grandson; one brother, Gene Krapf; three sisters, Myrtle Glen, Martha Read and Mae Belle Bolte.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 294.
She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700.