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Margaret R (Crosby) Brislinger

September 29, 1948 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Margaret Brislinger Obituary

Margaret R. Brislinger 75, of Fredericksburg died on Sunday, November 19th, 2023 at West View Manor in Wooster. She was born in Lodi, Ohio on September 29, 1948 to parents Carleton and Marian (Moutoux) Crosby. She went to Northwestern High School. Margaret was married to her first husband, Mathew Zickefoose for 15 years. She then married her second husband, Stephen Brislinger Sr. on February 24,1982. Throughout her life she had many jobs; babysitting, Johnson Rubber Company, Hilltop Villa Veterans Home, Gruter Foundation as a cook, Planks Family Restaurant as a cook, Bob Evans on Madison Hill in Wooster where she retired from after 24 years.

Margaret was truly a tough lady. She suffered from fibromyalgia for many years. Survived 2 heart attacks. She had been battling cancer for 12 years. Undergone multiple surgeries, awful chemotherapy treatments and some radiation. Faced numerous side effects and infections that she had to be hospitalized for, yet she soldiered on. They know she is now pain free and in Gods loving embrace, and for that they are grateful. They are grateful that they were able to be by her side as she left this life. Margaret was so much more than a fighter, she enjoyed crocheting; she made over 50 blankets that she donated to hospice. She loved reading science fiction novels, playing her piano by ear, loved shopping, drawing, sewing, raising her Pomeranians, vegetable gardening, listening to oldies rock and roll and singing along. She was also an amazing cook and baker. She loved her family even though she was tough on them. She would go out of her way to try to help anyone if she could.

Margaret leaves behind her children: Michael L. Zickefoose of Fredericksburg, Melody L. Wilkes (Douglas) of Wooster, Mark L. Zickefoose of Carrollton, GA and Stephen W. Brislinger Jr. of Fredericksburg; grandchildren: Mackenzie L. Wilkes of Wooster and Hailey D. Wilkes of Wooster; step granddaughter: Abigail I. Wilkes of Arizona; Siblings: Phillip L. (Lorena) Crosby of Ashland, Kathleen Jewell of Ashland, Karolyn L. (Ervil) Starr of Overton; sister-in-law Patricia Crosby of Peoria, Ill.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen W. Brislinger; parents, Carleton H. and Marion L. (Moutoux) Crosby; sibling, Gilbert Crosby.

There will be a Memorial Service with meal following the service for Margaret on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 11:00AM with gathering time with the family to continue after the service until 4:00PM Overton Community Church of God, 5575 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, OH 44691. Memorials may be sent to the Matteson Funeral Home to help pay for expenses. If you have a photo or memory of Margaret to share with her family you may do so at

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November 25, 2023

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Overton Community Church of God
5575 Mechanicsburg Rd
Wooster, OH 44691

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November 23, 2024

11:00 AM
Overton Community Church of God
5575 Mechanicsburg Rd
Wooster, OH 44691
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