Margaret Pittges

15 November, 19268 July, 2020

Margaret “Marge” Pittges, age 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at her home in Woodridge, IL.

She was born on November 15, 1926 in Nuremberg, Germany to the late Johann Reif and Pauline Reif (Moerl) and was one of nine siblings. In 1950, following World War II, Margaret married the late Howard J. Pittges and moved to Chicago, IL. Margaret was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She worked as a secretarial assistant in both the United States and Germany -- including during the Nuremberg Trials -- and was a customer service representative with Homemakers Furniture Company in Downers Grove, IL.

She is survived by her loving daughter Susan P. Krueger (Pittges) and son-in-law Otto F. Krueger. Margaret was a devoted grandmother (“Oma”) to granddaughter Margaret C. Nowak (Krueger), grandson-in-law John F. Nowak and grandson Kevin E. Krueger. Margaret was a lifelong member of the The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, where she frequently took her daughter and grandchildren for walks and picnics. She was an avid swimmer for much of her life, swimming laps at her local pool well into her 80s. Margaret also loved to travel the world, attending many cruises, visiting friends across the United States and spending summer months with her beloved family in Germany as often as she could.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates Blake-Lamb Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15th from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home at 5015 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 16th at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Lisle. A livestream of the service will be available at 10:00 AM CDT on July 16th on Blake-Lamb Funeral’s Facebook Home Page at Please copy and paste the link into your browser on Thursday, July 16th.

Interment is in St. Boniface Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Pittges/Krueger Family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Morton Arboretum or the Alzheimer’s Association are welcome.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 15 July , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, 16 July , 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, 16 July , 2020


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Lora Muting

15 July 2020

My sincere condolences to Sue, Otto, Maggie, John, and Kevin. Mrs. Pittges was a wonderful woman and they were wonderful neighbors. So many memories growing up next door to the Pittges family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and Hugs to you. Love, Joe and Lora Muting

Tina Shimkus

12 July 2020

My Dear Marge, I will never forget sitting next to you at Homemakers. We had some laughs and memories that have lasted over 20 years. You were always kind and patient with Me and the entire staff.

Valerie iori

12 July 2020

Growing up 2doors down, I remember Marge fondly. She was a kind and loving mother.
My condolences to her loved ones, especially her daughter Susie. May your memories of mom bring you comfort and joy through out the years.
May she rest in peace.

Valerie iori