Margaret Elizabeth Blake

July 22, 1920December 31, 2012

Blake, Margaret (Osendorf)

Age 92, of Anoka, died on December 31, 2012. “Marge” was born July 22, 1920 in Meire Grove, MN. Preceded in death by her Brother, Robert Osendorf and Parents, Frank and Mary (Vollmer) Osendorf. Survived by Husband, John Blake, Stepson, Todd Blake (Holly), Stepdaughter, Amy Grandberry (Darnell), Nephew and Nieces Phil Osendorf (Gail), Rachel Wight (Skip) and Amy Pattock (Tim), Sister-in-law Rosie Osendorf, Grandchildren, Grand Nieces and Nephews.

Marge was a registered nurse, hospital administrator and nurse anesthetist. She retired from United Hospital in St. Paul. Marge enjoyed retirement in Sun City West, AZ with John and their horse, “CC Rider

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, 552 East River Road, Anoka, MN, 763-421-4347


  • Service of Remembrance Saturday, January 5, 2013

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Carol Raleigh

January 13, 2013

Margie and I worked together as anesthetists for 10 years. She taught me a lot because I was a new graduate, and we were friends for the past 36 years. She was always glamorous and lots of fun. Rest in peace, dear girl.

Barbara Bender

January 6, 2013

Dear John, I hope God will carry you thru this difficult time. I'll always treasure the good times that you, Marge, Bob and I had. So many trail rides, parades and lunches at Pizza Ranch.So much horsey stuff that we all enjoyed.I'll miss her so much. Glad we spoke awhile ago.Can't believe shes gone. I'll bet shes in heaven riding a horse!
Love you John, your a dear friend. Barbara and Bob Bender

Cheryl Breuckman

January 5, 2013

With sincere and deep condolescences & prayers to the Blake Family and Marge's dearest family and friends for the loss of Marge. I recall the day Marge and John moved into their place in Anoka, MN - a new beginning - a chance to be closer to MN family while a happy day, also a day of regret, leaving behind dear family/friends in Arizona; I said to Marge, this is a new chapter in your life, and she said, I have had a lot of new chapters with the long life I have lived. She is right, she lived life day by day to its fullest, and may we celebrate her life today together remembering all the "good times."

Marge, may you rest in Peace.


Cheryl Breuckman and Family

Joan & Ray Haapanen

January 4, 2013

Our sincere condolences to you John and the rest of your family, mostly Todd & Amy. I know you all loved Marge very much and her passing will leave a void. She was so fortunate to have lived such a long & interest life and to have you to share it with her.

Dennis Hoogland

January 3, 2013

Marge was a dear friend with whom I spent many good times in Minnesota and Arizona. I will only have fond memories of my times spent with her. Love Den

Vivian Hoogland

January 3, 2013

I will miss my dearest friend Margie. She was my mentor, travel companion, and friend from the time I started at United Hospital until now. I will value all of my memories, and miss her. Love, Vivie

January 3, 2013

John, Our deepest sympathy with the loss of Marge. There will be a void in all of our hearts without her.
Love, Skip and Rachel