Margaret Matilda Novotny Silberg, 99, of Bedford, Indiana died peacefully at home surrounded
by the love and support of her family.
Born March 15, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank Albert and Julia (Bytosh) Novotny. Margaret graduated from Toledo’s Waite High School with the class of 1941.
She married Waldo Frederick Silberg in 1944 and became a member of the Lutheran Church. When her husband took a government job in Chicago, Margaret moved to Clarendon Hills, Illinois. There she was a mother, homemaker, and worked part-time as a bookkeeper for Rexall Drug Company in Hinsdale, and a secretary for Itofca Inc. in Clarendon Hills.
Margaret retired in Bloomfield, Indiana with her husband. He preceded her in death in 1993.
Surviving are her children, Thomas Frederick (Donna) Silberg, Jane Ann (Donald) Miller, Michael John (Leoma Lovegrove) Silberg; grandchildren, Thomas Frederick (Catherine) Silberg II, Todd Ashley (Kelsey) Silberg, Timothy Tate (Michael) Sims, Theodore Donald (Heather) Silberg, Amber Willow Steiner, Maxwell Bradley (Morgan) Miller, and Adam Donald (Kelley) Miller; great-grandchildren, Hamilton, Truman, Cameron, Connor, Trent, Sydney, and Thirah; sister-in-law, Pat Novotny, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Julia; husband Waldo; brothers Vincent, George, Albert, Joseph, and Frank Jr.; and sisters, Doris and Emily.
A memorial service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church on September 11, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m., with Reverend Gary Zakian officiating and luncheon provided afterward. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood, Michigan at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Margaret requested that contributions be given to Calvary Lutheran Preschool.