Phyllis Margheim

August 21, 1932April 1, 2018

Phyllis JoAnn Margheim, 85, of Platteville, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Loveland Village. She was born on August 21, 1932 on the family farm near Platteville.

Phyllis was reared and educated in Platteville. She married George Margheim, Jr. on September 24, 1950 at the Platteville Methodist Church. After their marriage, they lived in the Platteville area. George died on July 15, 2011.

Phyllis was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Platteville. George played the dulcimer for Bobby Bruntz and the Polka Kings for 30 years and Phyllis always attended with him. Phyllis enjoyed polka dances, fishing and camping. She caught a 36” Northern Pike in Canada on a fishing trip with her husband. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and was known in Platteville as the “flower lady”. Above all, she loved spending time and playing with her grandchildren.

Phyllis was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Charlete Rein (Gary) of Arvada and Kathleen Waggoner of Loveland; son, Rick Margheim (Colleen) of Platteville, sister, Louella Reese of Greeley; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Georgia LeMay, son-in-law, Jim Waggoner, sisters, Leona and Shirley and brothers, Paul, Stanley, Cullen, Norman, Leroy, Pete and Percy.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 followed by funeral service at 10:30 a.m. both at Platteville United Methodist Church, 316 Elizabeth Avenue, Platteville. Interment Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville.

Please consider memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society both in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.


  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Interment Monday, April 9, 2018

Phyllis Margheim

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Stacey Herren

April 5, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of her and how she was always kind to me growing up with Georgia.
I loved sitting around the dinner table with everyone. Phyllis was a wonderful cook. Memories of travelling around with her and George going to the Polka's around Northern Colorado are some of my favorite memories. I was fortunate enough to see her sitting outside on her bench one summer afternoon and stopped by to chat about the wonderful memories of Georgia and your family. God Be with you all during this difficult time. Stacey

kathy valencia

April 4, 2018

Not sure where to start. I am Georgia's best friend. I moved to CO in the 8th grade. I can remember staying at Georgia's and her Mom was so kind and loving. I didn't know anyone and Georgia and her family made me feel like one of their own...which continued over the years. When we lost Georgia you all treated my like family and that meant so, so much to me. She is now with George and Georgia where I am sure that she is happy and smiling down on us...wanting us to celebrate our times together. She will be forever in my heart as is Georgia and George.

God Bless and take care,
Kathy Valencia