Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Obituary; Marguerite Wojta

MADISON - Marguerite P. Wojta, age 96, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002. She was born on Sept. 24, 1906 in St. Peter, Minn., the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Karns) Wojta. Marguerite was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She was a very civic and church minded person, who enjoyed many church activities. Marguerite began teaching in Kenosha, Wis., then later moved back to Madison to help take care of her ill mother. Then she began teaching for Central High School until it closed, moving to Lincoln Junior High, teaching 7th through 9th graders until her retirement. She was also a math tutor for many students, including her two nephews. Marguerite loved to garden and travel extensively worldwide in her younger years. One of her favorite travels was visiting the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba. She also had many European excursions. Marguerite is survived by her brother, Meritt (Alice) Wojta of Delano, Calif.; two nephews, Steve (Sheryll) Wojta of St. Paul, Minn. and Tom Wojta of Madison; a niece, Betsy (Warren) of California, four great- nephews, Sam, Jacob, Danny and Nathan; and a grand-niece, Alicia. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marie; brother-in-law, Vern; two brothers; Albert and Joseph; and sister-in-law, Helen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2131 Rowley Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Stanley Drongowski, O.P., officiating. Burial will be held at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, The family would appreciate memorials to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 26, 2002

2 comments:

D Strand said...

Miss Wojta was one of my favorite teachers. She was my ninth grade algebra teacher and was just a good person and a great teacher. She always took the time to explain things, even in a one-on-one fashion. I wish that I had gone to visit her in her later years.

Anonymous said...

Jon Seymour - Miss Wojta taught my mother, my brother and me at Central. She also was taught when she went to school by my great-uncle. We knew her like a family friend and corresponded with her until a few years before her death when she lost the ability to correspond. While often easily confused by the questions her students asked she had a genuine love of trying to help her students do the best they could do and would take all the time necessary to be sure her students understood the subject she was teaching.