February 20, 1926 – December 31, 2018
Margaret Welker-Wilson, 92, of Mishawaka, passed away at 8:00am on December 31st, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. She was born on February 20th, 1926 in South Bend to Amel and Rose (Engle) Buldic who both preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Wilson. She is survived by her children: Calvin S. (Deb) Welker of Elkhart, Margaret R. (John V.) Leighton of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Jim N. (Jan) Welker of Goshen, Indiana and Carol A. (Bill Schaefer) Welker. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. One sister, Alice Penney of Lapwai, Idaho also survives. Margaret owned and operated the Merrifield Barber Shop in Mishawaka for thirty six years. She worked at Bercliff Industries before she became a barber. She attended John Adams High School in South Bend and loved her Chicago Cubs and was an avid Volleyball fan. She was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 12:00pm.