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Margaret Haisler

August 6, 1947 — August 8, 2016

Margaret Haisler was the 4th child born to Olive & Clifford Henderson in Olive Hill, Kentucky on August 6, 1947. Margaret attended Erie School her first three years. She graduated from Olive Hill High School in three years in May 1964.

She came to Texas for a visit in 1965 and called Texas home. She married Norvell Helphenstine of Flemingsburg, Kentucky on June 18, 1966 in Caldwell, Texas and had one son, Clifford Helphenstine on May 14, 1967. The family returned to Flemingsburg and lived there from 1968 to 1973.

She married Anton Haisler July 22, 1981. She moved to the farm in Providence and became his partner until his death on March 20, 2012. She loved Anton's family liker her own, especially spending time with Grace and Hope.

Margaret started her restaurant career as a waitress at Cannon Ball Truck Stop in Caldwell, Texas. She was the Manager of the memorable Pitt Grill for its first three years, then she owned and operated Mom's Cafe in Caldwell until about 1981.

Margaret started her volunteering with the Cub Scouts when her son, Cliff began Scouts, and has never quit volunteering. She has held offices in Home Maker's Clubs and has been on the Steering Committee for the Kolache Festival since it started. She served as Head of Food Booths from the beginning for about 10+ years. She served as Kolache Queen along with her husband Anton Haisler who was Kolache King in 2008.

She became an active member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4458 and served as Secretary, Treasurer, Sr. Vice and President of the local Auxiliary. She served as District 17 level Jr. Vice, Sr. Vice and President, and worked on several State Committees. She has been with the Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum and held many offices. She was an active member of SPJST Lodge 186 serving as Secretary and Treasurer for several years. Margaret was on the original board of the SPJST Library, Archives & Museum in Temple. She was a member of Caldwell Brethren Church and Christian Sisters for many years. She worked to keep the Caldwell Senior Center from closing. She has been the volunteer manager of the Caldwell Senior Center for over 15 years. One of Margaret's favorite sayings was "Having our Senior Center open enables Senior Citizens to live at home and be independent longer." She served on the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging Advisory Committee.

In 1999 she was instrumental in having Anton's sister, Lily move from Rosenburg back to Caldwell. She moved in with Lilly over two years ago and has been her friend and helper.

Margaret was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in2012, fighting it with surgery, chemo and radiation. She has continued her volunteer work and helping others. The cancer took over her body July 31st and she spent the last month in Scott & White in Temple, coming home only one week ago. She passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 with family and friends by her side.

She leaves behind one son, two sisters, one brother, one sister-in-law, special friend, Robert Mott, and many friends, including her "Caldwell Senior Center Family."

The family suggest memorial be sent to Hospice Brazos Valley or Caldwell Brethren Church General Fund.

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SERVICES
Visitation

Thursday, August 11, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

STRICKLAND FUNERAL HOME - CALDWELL
530 HWY 36 SOUTH
CALDWELL, Texas 77836

Memorial Service

Thursday, August 11, 2016
7:00 PM

STRICKLAND FUNERAL HOME - CALDWELL
530 HWY 36 SOUTH
CALDWELL, Texas 77836

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