Margaret Ruth Rashid

Margaret Ruth Rashid passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September
5, 2023. She was born to Peter and Rose Gindt on July 2, 1932, at the family farm in
LeRoy, Wisconsin.
The Gindt family were members of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in LeRoy where
Margaret attended grade school. When she was a freshman at Mayville High School,
the family moved to Fond du Lac where she attended St. Mary’s Springs Academy and
graduated in 1950.
Thereafter, she met her future husband James K. Rashid and they were married on
August 25, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. They embarked on a
lifetime of love, travel and adventure, and many happy years with family and friends.
They were married for 53 years and successfully raised five children.
After many years of raising her growing family and managing the household, she was
employed at Edith’s Bridal gift shop in Fond du Lac. Later, she worked for 15 years at
Mercury Marine as an administrative assistant, retiring in 1997.
Margaret was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Holy Family Catholic
Church. She enjoyed her participation in the church’s Christian Women’s group.
In retirement Margaret volunteered at the Agnesian HealthCare gift shop, which she
greatly enjoyed. She also volunteered in numerous areas for Holy Family Catholic
Church and was an election poll worker for the City of Fond du Lac.
Margaret was an accomplished sewing enthusiast, cook and baker. She also excelled in
knitting and crocheting.
Margaret is survived by her two daughters Jean (Patrick) Smith of Fond du Lac and
Kathy (Gerard) Herro of Eagan, MN; three sons, Michael (Hollie Stanke) Rashid of
Colgate, WI, James (Linda Glaser) Rashid of Huntersville, NC, and Thomas (Patrice
Breitbach) Rashid of Indian Land, SC. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren,
David and Caroline Rashid, Thomas Glaser, Ryan and Christopher Smith, Nicholas,
Catherine and Madeline Rashid, and Kevin, Matthew and Zachary Herro. She is
additionally survived by five great grandchildren, Jack, Marigold and June Smith, Henry
Glaser and Orson Smith. Margaret is further survived by her sister Katherine (Bernard)
Halbur of Fond du Lac, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her husband James.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff at St Francis Terrace in Fond du Lac
for their exceptional daily care and friendship, and the staff at St Mary’s Hospital in
Madison who so diligently attended to her in her final days.
Services for Margaret will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fond du Lac on
Friday September 15th
. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately following mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Holy Family Catholic
Church or the charity of choice.