Margaret Marie Duecker

Margaret Marie Duecker

Margaret Marie Duecker, 82, of Galt, CA, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Lodi Memorial Hospital.

Margaret was born January 18, 1939 in Burlingame, CA to Arthur and Marie DeVol. Margaret was raised in Stockton, CA alongside her younger sister Marilyn Gene Asher, and attended Stockton High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and an Elementary Teaching Credential at University of the Pacific in 1960. Margaret married Thomas Willard Duecker on June 23, 1961 at Morris Chapel in Stockton, CA. Together, they had three children: Susan, Deborah, and John.

Margaret taught several grades at multiple schools during her tenure with the Stockton Unified School District, before retiring in 1998 and working as a substitute teacher for the Galt Unified School District.

Margaret loved music and preformed as a member of the Stockton Chorale, Galt Community Choir and Galt United Methodist Church congressional choir for many years. She also enjoyed fishing, traveling, and watching the San Francisco Giants.

Margaret is survived by her children; Susan (Steve) Kidwell, Deborah (Mark) Stockman, John (Terri) Duecker; grandchildren; Brian (Katie) Kidwell, Sarah (Robert) Lapp, Emily (Robert) Corona, Joseph Stockman, Jenna & Hannah Duecker; great-grandchildren; Avery & Peyton Kidwell, Mason & Owen Lapp.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; Arthur and Marie DeVol, her husband; Thomas Willard Duecker, and her sister; Marilyn Gene Asher.

Private services for the family will be held in May.

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