Margaret O. Lohse, 85, was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in Saratoga, CA. She was born on August 30, 1928 in Chicago, IL, to Sowa and Koshiboo O’Shana DeKasha. She was the fourth of six children and the first to be born in America.
When she was three years old, her family moved to North Judson, Indiana, where she graduated from North Judson High School. She later moved to Chicago for several years before moving to California. Margaret married Kennedy Lohse in July 1974. They were happily married for 39 years.
They enjoyed many years of traveling together.
Margaret was a member of the Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and was very involved with her Circle 1 family. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, traveling, sewing, and mostly spending time with her family.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Sowa and Koshiboo DeKasha; her sister, Eva Digges; and her brothers John and William O’Shana.
Margaret is survived by her husband Kennedy Lohse of Modesto, CA, her son Steven (Irma) Karam of Lathrop, CA, her daughter Mariann (Shelley) Smith of Saratoga, CA, grandsons Michael and Kevin Smith of Saratoga, CA, brother Ted (Maria)DeKasha of Turlock, CA, sister June (Gerald) Watson of Weed, CA, and her loving nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, March 7th at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A funeral will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 8th also at Turlock Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at the Sunset Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park.
Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.