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Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Annunciation in Revillo. Padre Davíd Garza will celebrate the Mass. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6 at the church beginning at 5:00 p.m. A prayer vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the Mass.
Margaret Martha Cronin passed away at Milbank Area Hospital – Avera Health on August 30, 2019, at 98 years of age. She had been a resident of St. William’s Home for the past year and a half and lived independently in Revillo, SD prior to this time. Born on May 22, 1921, on the family farm in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota, to John and Mary (Karels) Roggenbuck, she was the eldest of six children. The family moved to a farm in the Revillo area when she was seven years old, and she had a traditional rural upbringing. At the age 18, she went to work for an Irish farm family in the area and fell in love with their eldest son, Alphonsus Owen Cronin. They were united in marriage on November 28, 1939 at Annunciation Parish in Revillo. They farmed on the Cronin family farm on a hill overlooking the prairie near Tunerville, southwest of Revillo. After 40 years they retired from farming and moved into Revillo. She and Owen celebrated their 40th Anniversary before he passed away in 1986.
Throughout her life, she was an active, proud member of Annunciation Parish in Revillo. In her early adult years, she was active in the Revillo Ladie’s Alter Society, Revillo American Legion Auxiliary, Milbank Catholic Daughters, and was a charter member of the Milbank Hospital Auxiliary (Pink Ladies). Other hobbies throughout her life included gardening, cooking, canning, quilting, preparing fabric balls for weaving, and making potholders she generously gave to visitors and shared with others. She was a member of the Club 212 Card Club, was an avid Bingo player, liked buying lottery tickets, and traveling to Watertown to try her luck at the slot machines. She was a spirited, independent woman who enjoyed a long rewarding life.
She is survived by sisters- in- law: Mildred Roggenbuck of Rancho Bernardo, CA; Milly Roggenbuck of Watertown, SD; and Phyllis Roggenbuck of Milbank; and 24 nieces and nephews. Those preceding her in death were her parents; and siblings: Monica, Daniel, John Junior, Myron & Rosalie.