Margaret Robey, 86, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services are pending under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Margaret Alice Robey was born November 20, 1933 in Mitchell, SD to Ernest and Alice (Bradberry) Giese. She attended school in Mitchell, graduating in 1952. Margaret then attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD, and graduated in 1954.
She taught kindergarten in Watertown, SD, Great Falls, MT, and Eielson AFB in Alaska. As a US Air Force family, “her feet touched all 50 states!” Margaret returned to Mitchell in 1972 to raise her four kids. She worked at 3M Company for thirteen years and Toshiba America for twelve years, before retiring in 1998.
Margaret enjoyed visiting with family and friends, and watching all of her grandkids grow up. She loved watching high school sports and music events. Her hobbies included reading and arts and crafts. Margaret, also, authored three family history books.
She is survived by her children, Dawn (Greg) Wheeler of Sioux Falls, SD, Rick (Laurie) Robey of Mitchell, SD, Dana (Dan) Freeman of Omaha, NE, and Derek (Kim) Robey of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers, Ernie Giese of Portland, OR, Don Giese of Chamberlain, SD, and Roger Giese of Willmar, MN; sisters, Donna Lou Barnhart of The Villages, FL, and Betty Bennett of Green Bay, WI; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Giese; sister, Karen Ofelt; sisters-in-law, Barb Giese, and Jan Giese; brother-in-law, Richard Barnhart; and nephew, Billy Giese.