SPARTA — Margo Marie Degenhardt, 22, of rural Sparta passed away after a tragic automobile accident Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
Margo was born Sept. 16, 1993, to Ann (Kroeger) and David Degenhardt, in La Crosse, Wis. She was a 2012 graduate from Sparta High School.
Margo was a competitive athlete. She spent all four years of high school on the Sparta BOYS wrestling team. She earned first three years in a row at girls state. Margo’s senior year she was ranked #1 in the nation at 152#. Margo wrestled at Nationals in Michigan, where she wrestled her way to 2nd place. She was also very involved in tennis, soccer and FBLA (future business leaders of America). After graduating from high school she studied at Western Technical College in La Crosse, for a year. Margo was not one to let the dust settle under her feet. She worked at Toys R Us, Kohls, Farm and Fleet, Walmart Distribution in Tomah, for a few years, and then recently was promoted to produce department manager at the Walmart Super Center in Onalaska.
When Margo wasn’t working, she continued to be active with family and friends. She played softball, loved to go 4-wheeling and listen to music. She was always ready to make some memories and find some adventures. She had a lot of tenderness, humor and character that everyone enjoyed about her. But the strong, affectionate relationship with her mom, dad and brothers was a true, genuine love. Her family and friends could always count on a big Margo hug whenever they saw her. Margo’s contagious laugh revealed her love for life.
Margo is survived by her parents, Ann and David of rural Sparta; brothers, Quincy (Neca Stussy) and Logan Degenhardt all of rural Sparta; grandma, Harriet Kroeger of Sparta; aunts and uncles, Karl (Julie) Kroeger, Jeff Kroeger, Jerry (Char) Miller, Denise Degenhardt, Ron Degenhardt, Tom (Judy) Degenhardt and Michelle Degenhardt; cousins, Miranda, Joe, Jill, Matt, Nick, Bubba, Brian, Heidi, Cody, Erin, Tess, Cassie, and Brandon; along with many other cousins; relatives; and dear friends.
Margo was preceded in death by grandpa, Kot Kroeger; grandma and grandpa, Milton and Ruth Degenhardt; and her aunt, Deb.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sparta, Wis. Family and friends are invited for visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Sparta. Visitation will also be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home of Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.