Mary Margaret Bieber

  • Born: January 11, 1923
  • Died: February 11, 2020
  • Location: Newark, Illinois

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Aurora, IL 60506
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Margaret Bieber, 97, of Newark, IL passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday February 11, 2020. . She was born January 11, 1923 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of the late Earl and Gretta (Safeblade) Budd.

Mary Margaret earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from Iowa State College. During her professional career, Mary Margaret worked as a dietitian in several hospitals, served as Director of Dietetics at Douglas County Hospital in Omaha, NE, and taught nutrition at Aurora College and Waubonsee Community College. Throughout her life, Mary Margaret was an active member of her church. the PEO Sisterhood, and always volunteered for her community. Mary Margaret was a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Women's Christian Association of Aurora, Illinois and the Millbrook-Newark Bank. She was also a member of AAUW and Reading Circle in Aurora.

Mary Margaret was united in marriage to Richard E. Bieber on October 26, 1946 in Aurora, IL. They spent many wonderful years together, moving across the country and, in their retirement years, traveling both in and outside the United States. After her husband's death, she continued to be an active member of the Millbrook United Methodist Church, Chapter BT of the PEO Sisterhood, and a volunteer for the Charles B. Phillips Library in Newark, IL. In 1997, she and her daughter traveled to China where her granddaughter Rachael, was adopted and she became a devoted and loving grandmother to Rachael. Mary Margaret was an avid reader . fantastic cook, and lover of dogs and birds.

Mary Margaret is survived by her daughter, Gretta E. Bieber, of Newark, IL, her son, Budd (Lorraine) Bieber, of Oswego, Il., and her granddaughter, Rachael Z. Bieber, of Geneva, IL. She is also survived by her loving caregivers of many years, Brenda Christensen, Dawn Gonzales, Monica Reyes and Carol Powers, . and her constant cat companion, Sam.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard E. Bieber in 1993.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary Margaret's memory to the Millbrook United Methodist Church, or to Marklund-Hyde Center in Geneva IL.

Graveside services at Lincoln Memorial Park will be private. A memorial service celebrating Mary Margaret's life will be held February 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Millbrook United Methodist Church. 8360 Fox River Drive, Millbrook, IL 60536. For further information please call (630) 897-9291 or visit our website at to sign the online guestbook.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gretta, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your Mom. May the God Lord watch over you and Rach and I'm sure your Mother will be watching from above. I am sending my prayers and love.

Posted by Cathy Cox - Mendota, IL - Friend   March 04, 2020

My condolences to Mary Margaret's family, especially to her son, daughter and granddaughter. I had the honor and pleasure of getting to know Mary Margaret while she served on the Kendall County Mental Health Board. I had served the board as their Executive Director as they planned a system of services for the communitym. Mary Margaret was a brilliant, thoughtful and deeply caring woman with a great sense of humor and an energizing laugh. She was responsible for bringing badly needed care to many of our most vulnerable children and families. Her legacy of authentic love for others is only surpassed by her affection for her family. Rest in well earned peace my friend.
Wallace Hamlin

Posted by Wallace Hamlin - Oswego, IL   February 18, 2020

Sorry about the loss of your mother. Our condolences to
you and your family.

Posted by Frank & Kathy Gatton - Oswego, IL   February 18, 2020

Condolences to Budd and family

Posted by Al & Carol Capasso - Oswego, IL   February 17, 2020

Condolences to Budd and family

Posted by Al & Carol Capasso - Oswego, IL   February 17, 2020

A blessed life and a great loss. Your longevity is a testimony to your wisdom and strength. Rest in the arms of our loving Father.

Posted by William Paetzold - Newark, IL - Friend   February 13, 2020

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