Margaret Dusatko, 96, of O'Neill died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Arbor Care Center in O'Neill.

Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Biglin’s Mortuary with a parish rosary. 

A funeral mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.  

Burial was in the O’Neill Cemetery.      

Memorials can be directed to the family for future designation. 

Margaret was born on Jan. 25, 1923, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Janzing) Babl northeast of Emmet. She attended District 90 country school northeast of Emmet through eighth grade. 

After school, she worked on the family farm. Margaret later met her neighbor, Bernard Dusatko and they were married at Camp White in Medford, OR on Feb. 20, 1943, while Bernard was in the U.S. Army.  To this union seven children were born.

Once Bernard was discharged, the couple made their home near O’Neill.  Margaret stayed home and raised their children.  After all her children were raised, she took some babysitting jobs around town. When Bernard retired, the couple spent time traveling and enjoyed attending Bernard’s army reunions. 

She enjoyed cooking for her family, canning, bingo, word searches and crossword puzzles.

Margaret was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Altar Society and VFW Auxiliary.   

Margaret is survived by five children; James (Maxine) Dusatko of McCook, Jerry (Caroline) Dusatko of Miles City, MT, Marian Dusatko of Norfolk and Brian Dusatko of Hastings, Doran (Theresa) Dusatko of Doniphan; 16 grandchildren Lori, Lisa, Jeff, Keri, Joe, Casey, Jared, Alexander, Cassie, Holly, Brad, Traci, John Jr., Cortney, Brian Jr. and Kimberly; 27 great-grandchildren; one sister Cecelia (Ben) Bazelman of O’Neill; one sister-in-law Ramona Babl of O’Neill; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bernard in 2008; two sons John and infant son Joseph; and four siblings Gerhardt Babl, Rita Engler, Wendell Babl and Rosemary Schmitz.                                         


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