Mary Margaret Fiedler

March 18, 1931 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 91)


Mary Margaret “Markie” Nordsiek Fiedler, age 91 of Beardstown, died peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022 at her home by her daughters side. 

She was born March 18, 1931 in Beardstown, the daughter of Russel and Alma K. Dufelmeier Nordsiek. She married Kenneth L. “Bud” Fiedler on February 25, 1951 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and he preceded her in death in 2005. 

She is survived by her daughter Linda (husband Jeff) Menke Williamsville; five grandchildren Nicholas (Hannah) Menke, Amy Eichinger, Jennifer Babcock, Matthew Fiedler, and Gregory Fiedler; several great grandchildren including Ryker K. and Grayson N. Menke; a sister Katherine Jean (deceased husband John) Jokisch; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends and caregivers Tim and Carol O’Hara. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Kelvin J. Fiedler, and a sister Phyllis (deceased husband Lee) Farrar. 

Mrs. Fiedler graduated from Arenzville High School in the class of 1948. Mary’s faith was very important throughout her life. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Arenzville and a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bluff Springs. She actively served many organizations including WELCA, Cass County Homemakers, Beardstown Emblem Club #474, and served as a Cub Scout Leader. She worked at Mi-Dear Shop in Beardstown and retired from Martin Rexall Pharmacy in Beardstown. Mary and her husband enjoyed being with their friends and spent numerous occasions antiquing. Her life was devoted to her family. Being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother were her greatest joys and the loved she passed down to them will live on for years. 

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, April 30, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bluff Springs. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Arenzville. The family will meet with friends from 9:30 until 10:30 AM Saturday at the church. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.  

Memorials have been suggested to the Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice or Mary Fiedler Memorial Fund, which those funds will be used for church and community projects. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home. 

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April 30, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church Bluff Springs
12778 Old Hwy Rd
Bluff Springs, IL 62622

Memorial Service
April 30, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church Bluff Springs
12778 Old Hwy Rd
Bluff Springs, IL 62622


Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
331 S. Main St., Virginia IL 62691
Tel: 1-217-452-3057

Mary Fiedler Memorial Fund
515 S. State Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-1100

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