Passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at her home, at the age of 74. She was born April 14, 1938 in Detroit, the daughter of the late Albert and Stella (Hergo) Kish. Her family moved from the Detroit area to Carsonville when she was a child and lived there until after her graduation from high school. The family then moved to Caro and Margaret began employment at the Clark Canning Company where she met the love of her life. She was united in marriage with Gonzalo “Mickey” Sanchez on Feb. 22, 1958 in Caro. Mickey preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1993. After working at the canning company, she and Mickey went to work at General Cable in Cass City, until her retirement. Margaret was a very social person, and in addition to her devotion to her family, she was very active in TOPS. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and “shootin’ the breeze” on the phone. Margaret is survived by four children, Mickey J. Sanchez of Centennial, CO, Marie Ann McClendon and Lyle Reynolds of Saginaw, Carmen Stevens and James Walker of Caro and Lisa (Mike) Whelton of Saginaw; five grandchildren, Nicole and Kristina Sanchez and their mother, Monica Drayton of Aurora, CO, Meleia, Michael, Jr. and Mitchell Whelton and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Albert Kish Jr. and his wife, Mary, Stella Havlicsek and Louie, Frank Kish Sr. and Dorothy; a son-in-law, Howard E. McClendon Sr. and an infant brother. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 7 at Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Pastor Arnold Burger officiating. Burial will follow at Indianfields Township Cemetery in Caro. The family will receive friends at Ransford Collon Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-8 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to TOPS. The family would like to express special thanks for her physicians, Dr. Mirza Hussain, Dr. Kurt Menapace and Dr. Firas Alani. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.
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