LITTLE FALLS - Margaret Mary (Young) Boyle, 87, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Friday, June 29, 2007, at her home in Little Falls, Minn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls, Minn., with the Rev. Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service, East Chapel, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel. Rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at the funeral chapel.
Margaret M. Boyle
Margaret was born to the late Frank and Margaret (Kutschke) Young on Dec. 29, 1919, in Choteau, Mont. She grew up, attended school and graduated from Teton County High in 1938 in Choteau. Margaret began her college career as a music major at Pacific University in Oregon, but later transferred to Lutheran Deaconess College in Great Falls, Mont., to pursue a nursing degree. She then transferred to the University of Minnesota where she received her bachelor of science and registered nursing degree. She continued her education and received her public health nursing degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Margaret relocated to Little Falls, Minn., to begin a career as a public health nurse in Morrison County in 1945. It was there that she met Charles J. Boyle. They were united in marriage on Nov. 30, 1946, in the Log Chapel on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The couple resided in Little Falls and raised three daughters. Margaret suspended her nursing career for motherhood and served on various committees and organizations. She served as vice president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses and served out the president's term in the absence of the elected president. During this time Margaret also became a Third Order Franciscan and sang for various church events. She served on the Little Falls Library Board and was politically active as the spokeswoman before the Minnesota State Legislature for Citizens for Decent Literature - a group instrumental in the passage of an anti-pornography law for the state of Minnesota. Margaret was a member of St. Mary's Church and one of the first women to serve on a parish council with Monsignor Keavney.
Margaret relocated to Little Falls, Minn., to begin a career as a public health nurse in Morrison County in 1945. It was there that she met Charles J. Boyle. They were united in marriage on Nov. 30, 1946, in the Log Chapel on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
In 1973 Margaret reentered public health as a nurse for Crow Wing County and worked until her retirement in 1985. Upon retirement she actively pursued her passion for art in drawing and painting. Some of her artwork was recently shown at the GRAA Flower Exhibit. She was also involved in Bible study, prayer groups, Birthright and became a Cursilliasta after making a Cursillo retreat weekend in 1999. Throughout life Margaret enjoyed playing piano, singing, drawing and painting, photography and old movies. She also loved nature and fishing, hiking, ice skating and picking agates and berries. Most of all Margaret enjoyed being a "super fan" for her daughters and grandchildren, supporting them in all endeavors and cheering them on in academics, sports and the arts.
Margaret Boyle is survived by her daughters, Beth Medin, and husband, Carl, of Fifty Lakes, Minn., Kathleen Ann Boyle, and special friend, Vern Luebeck, of Ham Lake, Minn., and Mary Hirsch, of Little Falls, Minn.; grandchildren Chris Hirsch, and wife, Heather, of Little Falls, Minn., Maria Medin, of St. Paul, Shane Medin, of Fifty Lakes, Minn., LaDieh Rosenthal, and husband, Chris, of Farmington, Minn., Amy Luebeck, of New Jersey; great-grandchildren, Tyler Vest, of Little Falls, Minn., Cage, Amber and Carson Rosenthal, of Farmington, Minn.; sister-in-law, Betty Boyle, of Atlanta; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Boyle; brother, Dick Young; sister, Erma Gagle; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Arrangements are with the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service, East Chapel, in Little Falls, Minn.
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