Marguerite (‘Mugs’) E. Bachhuber
Marguerite (“Mugs”) E. Bachhuber, 92, passed away Aug. 8, 2022 at Woodside Lutheran Home, 1060 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay, Wis.
Mugs was born on July 15, 1930 to the late Dr. George and Vera Theiler in Tomahawk. Mugs graduated from Tomahawk High School as salutatorian and attended Mount Mary College for two years. She was voted class president in her sophomore year. During the summer, she met a dashing young Raymond A. Bachhuber. She transferred to the University of Wisconsin, where Ray was attending law school. On June 30, 1951 they married at St. Mary’s Church in Tomahawk. They made their home in Mayville, Wis., until 1982, when they moved to their beloved cottage on Crystal Lake just north of Tomahawk.
Mugs and Ray celebrated the arrivals of eight children (in ten years), all of whom survive her. Dr. Raymond G. Bachhuber (Barbara), Andrew J. Bachhuber (Susan Heighway), Bruce R. Bachhuber (Bette), Jane E. Benson (Jeff), Ted J. Bachhuber (Becky), Daniel P. Bachhuber, Mary E. Bachhuber, and Dr. Brian G. Bachhuber (Tracy).
Mugs was blessed with an older brother, Dr. George (Toby) Theiler, who preceded her in death. She leaves behind a younger sister who was also her best friend, Jane E. Klawitter of Mayville, Wis.
Mugs was beautiful inside and out. She had a bright smile, was happy to see you and always had a kind thing to say. She loved to sing and encouraged all of her children to participate. She was a Cub Scout den mother for 14 years and was recognized for her long commitment by the Badger Council Boy Scouts of America. She was a recipient of Mayville’s very first Citizen of the Year award. She attended hundreds of football games, wrestling matches, track meets, plays, choral performances, band concerts and everything else the children were involved in – always supporting them in any way she could. Mugs was active in local politics and helped Ray win two mayoral campaigns in Mayville.
Sprinkled over the years of her busy life, Mugs enjoyed trips to Germany, Switzerland, Jamaica, Mexico, Alaska, and many other places.
In her later years, Mugs loved spending the winter months in Alamo, Texas, where she was actively involved in organizing the weekly songfests. She and Ray greatly enjoyed venturing into Mexico to search for interesting crafts.
Health issues led Mugs to accompany Ray to assisted living at Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay where, after 59 years of marriage, he passed in 2010. Mugs continued to reside at Woodside until she passed. She loved helping with the singalong events during happy hour. She was a rabid fan of the Green Bay Packers and ran the Packer pool at Woodside for many years. No one failed to notice her unit door which was adorned with every item of Packers memorabilia one could find. In 2017, Mugs reached the pinnacle of Packers fandom when she was elected to the Green Bay Packer Fan Hall of Fame (40,000 votes were cast in total)!
In addition to her husband, parents and brother, Mugs was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Lawrence Klawitter; brothers- and sisters-in-law Philip (“Bub”) and Violet Bachhuber, Rosemary and Jerome Fox, Ted and Grace Bachhuber, Louise and Les Lane, Carl (“Chub”) Bachhuber; and one grandchild, Paula Ruth Bachhuber.
In addition to her children and her sister, Mugs is survived by 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A Celebration of Life will take place at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a service to follow. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Tomahawk.
Expressions of sympathy can be made online to the family by visiting www.lyndahl.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Green Bay Botanical Garden – Children’s Garden, 2600 Larson Road, Green Bay, Wis., 54303 or online at bit.ly/GBBG-Bachhuber. Please note the donation is made in memory of Marguerite Bachhuber.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Woodside Manor II and Villa II for their many years of kindness and attentive care. Staff became her dear friends as they grew to know each other over the years. Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.