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“My condolences to Diane and family. May you find strength and peace knowing Margaret is with the lord ”
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“I remember her knitting the most. Like who can forget Ashley's famous mouse booties Grammy made for her. I'm going to miss the Christmases we all...Read More »
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“It's so sad that I and Amanda didn't get to know you better but your son Kevin shows us what a great Mom you were, as he was a great husband and dad....Read More »
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Margaret Ann Lewerenz, age 85 of Detroit, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the St. Anthony Healthcare Center in Warren, Michigan. She was born October 22, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Clyde and the late Angeline (nee: Fuhrman) Lesner.

Margaret Ann,…85 years "young"…a true reflection of a lady that brought so much joy and elation into the lives of her family, as well as her many friends. There was something special about Margaret,…a verve and zest for life that was both genuine and unique, and infectious too. Yet every now and then, Margaret's feathers would get ruffled and her attitude would shift a bit,…and everybody knew to expect "the tongue!" That's right,…the defense mechanism that lie within Margaret was conditioned to meet negativity and discontent with a show of her tongue, and that bad boy stuck out on many-an-occasion over the years. In its own strange and eerily welcoming manner, it's as if that tongue was a term of endearment.

Margaret was a consummate homemaker who poured the warmest part of herself into tending to the needs of her family. After making sure the house was in order, mouths were fed, and all the boo-boo's were well-kissed, Margaret spent countless hours putting her hands to work through her love of both crocheting and knitting. She possessed some incredibly talented gifts and artistic flair when it came to spinning and weaving her handmade works of art,…and often, her loved ones were the benefactors of her artistic expressions. Especially through her knitting prowess, memories of the many articles of baby clothing Margaret produced, and also the famed Christmas Trees she knitted that adorned many refrigerators amongst family and friends throughout the years,…Margaret's artistic abilities not only offered an opportunity to stay busy and productive, it also left its mark on the hearts of many who still love to reflect on how she gave so unselfishly.

When it was time to venture outdoors, it was often the garden you'd find her in while tending to her beautiful flowers. She really had no favorites, as it were,…she simply loved them all. Tending to her flowers was both therapeutic and inspiring, and also a great source for allowing Margaret's artistic flair to flow through her floral palate,…which ultimately produced a visual splendor for all to partake. And what a joy to be able to pass on the pleasure, as witnessed in the beautiful yellow lilies that adorn her daughter's yard,…an expression of Mom's passion.

Another of Margaret's passions was enjoyed through the furry pleasures of her precious pet, "Tabby." Named after the actual breed of cat she was, Tabby warmed Margaret's heart immensely and provided her countless hours of joy and laughter,…as pets are known to do, right? Tabby was actually a stray cat that Margaret took in and nurtured, and the two just seemed to famously hit it off. They formed quite the bond, a bond which no other could even come close. Though Margaret & Tabby were BFF's, Tabby made it quite clear that there wasn't much love for anyone but Margaret. But that's all that mattered.

Yet if we're going to touch on passions in Margaret's life, this story would be terribly remiss without mentioning her Earthly Angel, Edgar Jones. Having met through a senior group they both attended, fate would ultimately bring the two together,…and Edgar changed Margaret's life in a most incredibly loving way. Edgar attended to Margaret with compassion and care, and the two formed a friendship that could be fodder for the movies. From helping her in the garden,…to teaching her how to drive at the age of 60,…and countless other expressions and emanations of Edgar's wonderful friendship, Margaret was both blessed and refreshed by Edgar's presence in her life,…and Edgar made Margaret happier than she had ever been before.

Yet happiness and love come in a plethora of forms, and the love she held for her family reigned supreme. And they'll never forget Mom's love each time they reflect on her trademark phrase, "I love you a bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck." (Gotta wonder if those are the first words she heard the Father say when she transcended to Heaven?) I'm pretty sure the hug was there!

Though it's never easy to say goodbye to someone you love, it makes it much more soothing and acceptable when infused with a bit of lightheartedness,…so it's only fitting to close this story as Margaret would have chose…
"See ya later alligator, after while crocodile."

Margaret was the beloved wife the late Verner Lewerenz, and formerly of the late Ray J. Graviett. Dear mother of Michael (Sharon) Lesner, Gloria (George Chester) Graviett, Terry (Elaine) Graviett, and the late Kevin. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Sharon. Margaret was proud to be the loving grandmother of Chenita White, Celena Brantley, Ashley Canady, and was blessed with an abundance of both great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well. Her quiver was truly full of loved ones to cherish and adore.

Arrangements for Margaret have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren.

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