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Margaret D. Lacker, age 83, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 20, 2017 in Gaylord, Michigan.


She was born September 10, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan to Garnet and Mary Donaghy (McBratnie) the fourth of five children. She grew up in Saginaw and graduated from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School in 1951. 


Margaret married James Lacker on May 14, 1955 in Saginaw. The couple moved from Detroit to Gaylord in 1963 with their family of three small children. Margaret was the devoted wife of Jim, her loving husband of 62 years, and loving mother to her 3 children: Peter (Micki) of Dallas, Texas; Jenny Diebold (Rick) of Ellsworth, Michigan, and Tom (Cynthia) of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Margaret is also survived by six adoring grandchildren Katie, Rick, Karin, Courtney, Eric, and Isabel as well as 3 great-grandchildren. Margaret is also survived by 3 brothers, Ben, Fred and Tom Donaghy. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as a sister Gladys.


Margaret was a faithful and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord for 54 years.  She loved gardening, crafts, jigsaw puzzles, stamping and was the Detroit Tigers and Pistons number one fan rarely missing a game on TV or radio for over 30 years.

 A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11 AM from the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord.

Visitation will take place at the church on Monday beginning at 10 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margaret's name can be made to Mobility Worldwide.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

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From: Jim and Barb Lappan
Gaylord, MI

Our thoughts and prayers to the Lacker family

From: Sue Fuelling
Gaylord, MI

Margaret will be missed, Jim and family. I'm sorry for your loss. Her memorial service today was wonderful. She was a very special lady. You are in my prayers during this very difficult time.

From: Connie and Larry Hayes

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Jim. Margaret was a very sweet lady. Your love for each other was ever present. May the Lord wrap you in his arms so you will feel comfort and strength during this very difficult time.

From: patricia bordner
Granbury, Tx

Jim and family, I was so sorry to hear about Magaret, I loved her dearly, she was always so kind to eveyone, a truly great lady, and will be missed by all who knew her. Love to you all Pat

From: Aara Sue Willison

So sorry to read of Margaret's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and the family at this difficult time. Heaven has another special angel!

From: MeLissa (Head) Olson
Gaylord, MI

Jenny and family - I am so sorry to hear about your mother. The loss of a parent is never easy, regardless of age or circumstance. Let love guide you through your grief and let love flow down your cheeks whenever you find the need.

From: Cynthia Wilson

May God bless and comfort all of Margaret's family