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Margaret Ann (Hebl) Staude

May 25, 1967 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 51)

Margaret Ann Staude, age 51, of Norwalk died suddenly Tuesday morning, September 18, 2018 at her home. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 23rd at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk.  A visitation with the family will be held starting at 2 p.m. at the church.  A reception will follow the funeral Mass.  Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 24th at St. John’s Cemetery in Cumming.  

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Margaret's Life Story

Margaret Ann, the daughter of William and MaryAnn (Lynch) Hebl, was born on May 25, 1967, in Iowa City, Iowa.  She graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1985. Following high school she attended Upper Iowa College and graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting a certificate in Human Services. Margaret moved to Des Moines to start her career as an occupational therapy assistant. In 1992, she changed careers to an assisted living aid, working in multiple group homes for the intellectually disabled and was doing so for the last 25 years. She was recently working for REM of Iowa.

In 1994, she met Rodney, and united in marriage a year later on August 12, 1995 at the Walnut Woods State Park in West Des Moines. Two years later they had their beloved little daughter, Megan.   Margaret and Megan were actively involved in the Open-Class crafting program, working together on many projects, and she was also a leader of a Girl Scouts Troop. Margaret had many crafty hobbies including scrap booking, cross stitching, and occasionally used her artistic ability on cake decorating. She was an active member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Norwalk, Iowa.

Margaret had a love for country and religious music. Above all Megan and her family were her passion. She was very actively involved in Megan’s life, helping her to build her career in photography. Margaret was always willing to help whenever and where-ever she was needed, whether it was picking up shifts for work, or volunteering at the Warren County Fair, she was a devoted hard worker.

Margaret will always be remembered for her generous, kind and beautiful soul. 

Margaret is survived by her  husband, Rodney and daughter Megan of Norwalk; her father, William Hebl of Iowa City; siblings, Kathy (Bill) Buman of Harlan, Deb Hebl of Des Moines, Rose (Ron) Pennebecker of LaCrosse, WI, Ed (Brenda) Hebl of Corydon, Henry  Hebl ofWest Branch, Helen (Mike) Curley of Davenport, and Bill Hebl of Cedar Rapids; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Hebl in 2010; and both grandmothers, Minnie Lynch and Mary Hebl.

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