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Mrs. Margaret Lithander

December 11, 1926 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 94)



Margaret Lithander, 94 of Boise, Idaho and formerly of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away at 3:39 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Spring Creek Assisted Living Center in Meridian, Idaho.

She was born December 11, 1926 in Frankenmarkt, Austria, the daughter of Franz Schweighofer and Walburgi Schweighofer.  She married Dale L. Lithander on August 2, 1948 in Vienna, Austria.  He preceded her in death on September 8, 2009.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Kerry Witherell in 2007, daughter-in-law, Paula Lithander in 2009, brother, Franz Schweighofer of Salzburg, Austria; and sister, Maria Martell of Camarillo, California.

Margaret is survived by three sons, Kim Lithander of Boise, Idaho, Kirk Lithander of Dayton, Ohio and Keith (Julie) Lithander of Boise, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She had lived in Galesburg, Illinois since 1948 and in the Boise, Idaho area since 2009.  Margaret devoted her life to her family and was a wonderful loving, caring and nurturing mother. She was an excellent cook and mad delicious German food.  She also enjoyed gardening and working in the yard. While in Galesburg, she worked at the King Middle School cafeteria for 20 years for Galesburg School District #205, retiring in 1988. Margaret was a follower of Jesus and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Galesburg.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:00 am Friday at the chapel,  followed by a private burial of her ashes at East Linwood Cemetery.

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May 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Inc.
1070 West Fremont St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Memorial Service
May 28, 2021

10:00 AM
Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Inc.
1070 West Fremont St.
Galesburg, IL 61401


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