1924 - 2021
Margaret Fiedler, nee Reiter, of Bellerose, Queens, passed peacefully on November 14th, 2021. Margaret was born and raised in Ridgewood. Wife of the late WWII veteran Arthur Fiedler, and daughter of the last Heinrich and Margaretha Reiter (nee Krebs). Devoted mother of Steven Fiedler, Laura O’Gorman, and the late Robert Fiedler. Margaret is survived by Laura and her husband Bob, Steven and daughter-in-law Patricia Fiedler, and beloved grandchildren Brian, Nicole, Lauren and John, and great-grandson JJ, and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a graduate of PS 81 and Grover Cleveland High School. She was a life-long member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, keeping ties even after she moved out of the neighborhood. She married her grade school sweetheart, Artie, who was the love of her life. Together, they belonged to a close-knit circle of Ridgewood friends lovingly named the ”Hungerleiders”.
Marge’s passions were family and church. She taught us all what it meant to be caring, loving and to face adversity with a prayer and a big smile. Being a liberated woman long before the women’s movement, Marge ran the Reiter Knitting Mill with her brother Henry, raised three children, actively participated on church committees, was a member of the PS 81 PTA and was a church organist and part-time German Ladies Choir Director. She was blessed with an ever-positive disposition, and she was endeared to all she met. Her wisdom, integrity and common sense have been an inspiration to all who have known her, and those lives have been enriched beyond measure.
Donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the VFW and the USO.
Wednesday, November 17
2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM
New Hyde Park Funeral Home
506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY
Thursday, November 18
Chapel of the Redeemer
220-16 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY
Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY