Margaret Dorothy Haglund

East Tawas, Michigan
March 28, 1923 - October 15, 2020

Visitations

Her family will welcome friends at the funeral home on Monday for a time of visitation from 10:00 AM until the funeral service.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas City

Services

Funeral services for Margaret are scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City with Reverend Tom Barbret officiating.

Obituary Notice

Margaret Dorothy Haglund, age 97, passed away at the Iosco Medical Care Facility, Thursday, October 15, 2020. Margaret was born March 28, 1923 in Windsor, Canada to Raymond K. Sim and Margaret Alice (Weston) Sim. Margaret was a seamstress all her adult life, starting out in a factory sewing helmet liners during WWII and boat covers as well as doing alterations in a Port Huron Bridal Shop. Following a move to their lake home in East Tawas in 1975, Margaret opened her own alterations business until fully retiring at the age of 88 years. On June 26, 1948 Margaret married Harold H. Haglund in East Tawas. Harold preceded her in death on December 29, 1995. Margaret is also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Frank and Richard Sim, and a sister Joanne Walker. She is survived by her niece Cheryl (Dennis) Frank of East Tawas and nephew Eric (Karen) Haglund of East Tawas as well as special neighbors Nancy and Tom Story and many out of town nieces and nephews. Margaret was a very active member of the Grace Lutheran (ELCA) Church in East Tawas where she helped organize the Widows Luncheon, Bingo for the Iosco Medical Facility, Salad Luncheon, Quilting Circle, and making costumes for the children's Christmas Programs as well as many, many other church activities. Funeral services for Margaret are scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City with Reverend Tom Barbret officiating. Her family will welcome friends at the funeral home on Monday for a time of visitation from 10:00 AM until the funeral service. Margaret will be laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 401 Main Street, East Tawas, MI. 48730 or the Iosco Medical Care Facility, 1201 Harris Avenue, Tawas City, MI. 48763. An online guest registry is available to leave her family a message of condolence at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 401 Main Street, East Tawas, MI. 48730 or the Iosco Medical Care Facility, 1201 Harris Avenue, Tawas City, MI. 48763.

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery ~ East Tawas

Condolences

my deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family and wealth of friends
— Frank Mahon
I'm so lucky to have known her and enjoyed her kind heart, giving spirit, and fabulous laugh! I loved to be there when she and my grandpa, Richard Sim, were together and talking about their childhood adventures. I'm so happy they are now together to create new adventures. You are deeply missed, Aunt Margaret!
— Melissa Sim
i am so happy i got to know margaret she was the sweetest lady i ever meet,im going to miss all of are talks ,but she is were she wants to be,are prayers for all the family, love The Adams Family
— LINDA ADAMS
We were saddened to learn of your Aunts passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
— Dick & Lori Frederick
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this sad time. Sincerely, Marlene Noll-Polishak
— Marlene Polishak
What a great lady! I had the opportunity to get to know Mrs. Haglund when she altered my wedding dress before John and I got married in the spring of 2002. Going there for fittings, she shared with me her stories about being a young newlywed, how she became a seamstress, lots of things. We lived a few doors down from her as well. I still have the quilt she made when Ben was born. She was sweet, thoughtful, lots of depth to her. I was always amazed by how active she was. I can remember she'd laugh and say, "not so bad for a little old lady!" She will be missed!
— Lisa Bolen
A tribute to a special lady, written on Oct. 15th. --- My world is a little less bright today, my beloved Aunt Margaret died in a nursing home late this morning in Tawas City, Michigan. She was 97 years old. Words cannot express what she meant to me. Sadly, I had gotten out of touch with her when I was a young adult when I moved to California in ’82. I returned to Michigan in 2001 and went to see Aunt Margaret shortly after I got settled. She welcomed me as if no time had passed and I visited her every chance I got. A few years later, I met Lonnie and I eventually took him to meet her. It didn’t take long for them to have a mutual admiration for each other. She loved Lonnie and considered him her nephew. Lonnie and I made it a point to visit her often throughout the years. We celebrated several birthdays, several Easter Sunday’s, a couple of Thanksgivings and a few Christmas’s with her. I know she cherished our visits and I truly hope she knew how much they meant to us. My brothers, my sister and nephew and all their spouses & partners gathered at her home in East Tawas a number of times for her birthday celebrations throughout the years. I know she delighted in them all.
Aunt Margaret was a seamstress by trade, after she retired she kept right on sewing … making lap robes for Veterans and quilts for seniors in nursing homes, backpacks for foster kids and fixed up coats & jackets with broken zippers for their local Coat Drive for Kids. She was active in her church and never waivered in her faith. She had a great sense of humor and loved to sit around and tell jokes. Lonnie and I were able to get up to East Tawas a year ago in September for an extended visit with her. We always thought we’d get back up to see her, then this damn Covid hit. She spent the last 7 months sequestered in her room in the nursing home, no visitors allowed. Eventually they allowed visits through a screened-in window so her niece, Cheryl, who lives locally was finally able to visit. She would take photos of Aunt M and share them with me along with news about how she was doing.
Aunt Margaret was my Mom’s younger sister, she was the last of her generation on either side of my family. My Mom died before I was 4 ½ so I really didn't get a chance to know her. But through Aunt Margaret, I did. I’m so thankful I got the chance to spend time with her and learn more not only about my Mom, but about their family, too.
Aunt Margaret, you were loved wholeheartedly and admired by us all. Rest in peace and enjoy your angel wings, you truly earned them. I love you....
— Maryann Walker Hafner

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