Marguerite Marie Emilie Fowler

April 8, 1925 - January 3, 2022

Marguerite Marie Emilie Fowler


Marguerite Marie Emilie (Becherer) Fowler, born April 8, 1925, in Leland, IL to Emma and Ernest Becherer went home to be with her heavenly father on January 3, 2022. She graduated from Leland High School and went on to graduate from Rockford School of Business. She was very proud of her perfect attendance in school and never missed a day. After graduation, she worked as a secretary in Chicago at the VA. She married Albert Fowler on September 22, 1951, in Leland, IL. Together they ran Fowler’s Machine Shop and the family farm.

Marguerite was an avid wildlife and bird watcher, especially fond of the cardinals and deer. She loved her newspaper, reading the obituaries and doing crosswords and having coffee. She is surely having coffee in heaven with her son-in-law, Dennis. She was a devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church, as part of the ladies circles and women of Zion. She coordinated and served the meals for funerals, Logos and salad luncheons.

Marguerite really enjoyed being able to live close to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Their visits were the highlights of her days.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl Sturges, Connie (Jeff) Rednour, Craig (Sherri) Fowler, and Curt (Penny) Fowler; grandchildren, Stephanie (Andrew) Cordray, Bryan (Angie) Bye, Jason (Olivia) Sturges, Ashley Pickel, Jessica (Frank) Hernandez, Mark (Melissa) Rednour, Holly (Jason) Charlesworth, Will (Pam) Fowler, Erica Carlson, Cody (Sadie) Fowler; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Ian, Jace, Emma, Glenn, James, Eve, Madison, Mason, Ellie, Ryan, Case, Cole, Deegan, Travis, Rilynn, Ada and baby boy due in April.

Marguerite is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert; daughter, Cindy Fowler; sons-in-law, Dennis Bye and Dennis Sturges; and granddaughter, Tanya Lynn Fowler.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at OSF St. Anthony for their quality and care and kindness. Thank you to her friend, Pastor Bill Nelson, with whom she shared many stories and desserts. Thank you to her Barnabas friend, Jeanne Marnen, who always made her laugh.

Visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, in Belvidere, on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The family will be having a private funeral and interment with a celebration of life service planned for later this spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the family and will be donated to various causes that were important to Marguerite.

Service Schedule

Friday, January 14, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Zion Lutheran Church


Visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, in Belvidere, on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The family will be having a private funeral.

The family will be having a private interment.

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Maggie was one of the great treaures of Fowlerville. Her door was always open and I wish I had opened it more often. However, my now deceased husband, Ken Kohley, visited Maggie often and he along with Denny Sturges had coffee with Maggie almost daily and I am sure discussed the neighborhood activity. Fowlerville will not be the same without Maggie. My sincere condolences to all of her family. Sue Kohley

Susan Kohley 2022-01-16T16:20:01

My condolences to the family. So many wonderful memories you have of your Mother. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

LINDA TREU 2022-01-11T06:24:32

Many good memories of her. She will be missed.

Karen Scherer-Noftz 2022-01-08T16:39:30

So sorry of your loss❤️. Many good memories you will have forever and share with others. Prayers to all🙏 Take care!!!

Karen Reynolds & Pat Reynolds 2022-01-08T09:32:26

I am so sorry that you all lost your Mom. I think she may be the last or nearly that last of that generaltion in Spring Township. My thoughts are with you all and prayers for comfort and peace are being sent. Maggie was quite the lady.

Marilyn Blake 2022-01-07T22:25:56

What a lady. Have not seen in years but as a teen spent much time at the shop. Got one of my bikes out there. Thinking of the family.

marcus burdette anderson 2022-01-07T18:39:03

Wether it was in the kitchen at Zion or in her kitchen, I always enjoyed my chats with Maggie. She was not only “down to earth” and a committed Christian.

Karl Otto 2022-01-07T12:44:28

Cheryl, Connie and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Malva Craft 2022-01-07T10:08:04

So sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy is with each of you.

Percy gordon 2022-01-07T09:23:04


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