Margaret A. (Margi) Bogner-Died 04/15/2021 just days before her 74th birthday after a long battle with cancer. Survived by siblings Mary (the late David) Snider, Hal (Sandy) Bogner, Bill (Mary Beth) Bogner, Anne (Dan) Rybka, and sister-in-law Kathy (the late Michael) Bogner as well as many loving nieces and nephews inc…read more
Margaret A. (Margi) Bogner-Died 04/15/2021 just days before her 74th birthday after a long battle with cancer. Survived by siblings Mary (the late David) Snider, Hal (Sandy) Bogner, Bill (Mary Beth) Bogner, Anne (Dan) Rybka, and sister-in-law Kathy (the late Michael) Bogner as well as many loving nieces and nephews including her godchildren Liz Snider, David Rybka, and Timm Bogner. Also predeceased by niece Sarah Snider. Margi leaves behind many very dear and longtime friends from the Pine Point and Chicago Metropolitan Ski Clubs.
Born in Joliet, IL in 1947 she started her education at Jones School in Minooka. Her family moved to Lockport in 1957. She graduated from St. Dennis Grade School, and St. Francis Academy, class of ‘65. She continued her education at Bradley University, completing her undergraduate degree at Northern IL University in 1972. She received an MBA from Northwestern University in 1983. Margi lived in the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory area of Chicago for over 45 years. She worked at Northwestern Hospital for many years while she was studying for her masters degree, managed the business office at Thresholds in Chicago, and retired from Customer Support at Transamerica Investments in 2012. She supported many not for profits, including serving for many years as the President of the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Club.
Margi enjoyed all of the amenities of living as a neighbor to Lincoln Park Zoo. Staying with her was always a kick as one often woke to the barking of seals, howling of wolves, or roars of lions. She always said it was so cool living in Chicago as the whole world is available right at the end of the orange or blue line. She travelled extensively throughout her life including driving around Mexico with a friend in the early 70’s, a six week tour of Europe with friends, and skiing and biking adventures with members of Pine Point Ski Club. After retirement, she traveled with or to see family especially if there was a niece or nephew to be encouraged or celebrated, with trips to Hawaii, California, New York, and Africa to name a few. She loved to walk and bike around Lincoln Park and was a voracious reader. Margi had an amazing memory for facts and trivia. She will be especially missed at family gatherings when we are maneuvering to form our winning Trivial Pursuit teams.
During this time of covid, the family suggests friends plan to get together with us in Lincoln Park and enjoy the area that Margi made her home for over 45 years. Some local friends and members of her family will be in the area of the Conservatory beginning at 11am on May 2. Look for purple and green balloons. Virtual condolences and memories can be left at www.morganmemorialhome.com.