Vanderhoof Gates, Margaret Mary

Vanderhoof Gates, Margaret Mary

August 31, 1932 – October 4, 2016
Age 84 of Rosemount. Margaret was born on August 31, 1932, in St Paul. She at-tended high school at the Villa St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She worked many years and retired with the Great Northern/Burlington Northern Railroad. Margaret was an avid lover of classical music, singing and playing her piano, and a devoted member of the Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Cassius Vanderhoof of Clear Lake, WI and beloved husband Richard Gates, of Fridley, MN, Margaret is survived by siblings Cassius Vanderhoof (Nadine) of Amery, WI, Rosemary Pzinski of Four Corners, WY, and Natalie Kusilek (Norman) of River Falls, WI; children: David Lenander (Jo Ann Johnson), Larry Lenander, Roy Lenander (Gail Kayfus), Kathleen Swan (Andrew), Joe Lenander (Eneida Goes), Bob Gates (Gay), Rick Gates (Debra Hunt), Gloria Gates (Steve Suhr), Ron Gates (Afton); grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for Thurs, Oct 13,10:30 AM at The Church of the Epiphany (Roman Catholic) in Coon Rapids, 11001 Hanson Blvd NW (763) 755-1020. Join us to celebrate Margaret’s life. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family or donor’s choice of charity. (Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 8, 2016)