Margretha Vandike

Margretha Ann Vandike (Kinzer)

Sunday, August 29th, 1943 - Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Margretha Ann “Greth” Vandike, 76, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born on August 29, 1943, to the late Ivan and Martha (Maihl) Kinzer.

Mom’s personality and work ethic were extremely evident in the numerous ways she served. Her public service involvement included, but was not limited to, her appointment on the board of directors of the Salem Museum, Registrar for the Daughters of American Revolution, or the D.A.R., member of the Red Hat Society and the Historical Society, and former president of the Ladies Ministry and member of Salem Church of Christ.

She had an extreme passion for genealogy, and not for her family only, but served numerous family’s in research.
After 35 of faithful service to the federal government’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), she happily retired. To say the least, mom never let the dust settle under her feet and was happy to help another in need. Above all, she will be remembered for her great sense of humor, as she simply knew how to brighten your day and lighten your heavy heart. Mom will certainly be missed!

In addition to her parents, mom was preceded in death by her brother, James (Jimmy) Kinzer.

Eric Vandike, of Salem, survives her, along with numerous friends.

Memorial services to honor mom’s life will be conducted on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Salem Church of Christ, 401 W Main St, Salem, Va.

A period of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church on Saturday.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Salem Church of Christ
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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Salem Church of Christ
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    Pastor Eric Evans
  • Interment

    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Linda Martin

Posted at 09:33am
So sorry for your loss. I had the privilege to be caretaker for Bud and Doc when Margretha traveled. I know she loved her son very much. I regret not stopping by to have lunch as she was very interesting and had vast knowledge of many things. Heaven has gained a truly remarkable angel.

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