Margaret M. Wilson, 98, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her home after a short illness. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include her husband, Melbourne "Mike"; a daughter, Roberta Brandt, and her sig-nificant other, Scott Dirks of Monticello; a sister, Ina Horan of San Antonio, Texas; and a brother, John Pafford of Milwaukee, Wis. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Krystal (Michael) Parker, Ben (Erin) Detweiler, David, Shawn (Myrna) and Derek Swenson; and five great-grandchildren, Everett Parker, Aiden Detweiler, Micaella, Hailey and Shayna Swenson.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl Bartlett; and three brothers, Jim, Charlie and Frank.
Margaret was born March 1, 1916, in Lancaster, Wis., the daughter of Wesley and Laura Schaffer Pafford. She graduated from Madison Business College in Madison, Wis. Margaret married Melbourne "Mike" Wilson on June 18, 1943, in Phoenix, Ariz. She and her husband were co-owners of Wilson Motorcycle Sales for over 28 years.
Margaret was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church, American Motorcycle Association, National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa and Motor Maids of America. In 1958, she was awarded a trophy for the "Most Popular and Typical Girl Rider."
Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial fund has been established.
Please leave a message or tribute to the Wilson family on the Web page, www.cedarmemorial.com.
Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014