Margaret Rose Sattler entered into rest on May 22, 2015, in Tracy, CA. She was born on September 26, 1935, to Andrew John “Babe” Schmidt and Josephine Mancuso Schmidt in South San Francisco. The family moved to Tracy when Margaret was in sixth grade. She graduated from Tracy High School, where she met John J. Sattler, and the two were married shortly after graduation in 1953. Together they had three daughters, Kathy Bond, Gail Sattler and Kelly Welch. The family lived in Sacramento from 1958 to 1981, where Margaret worked alongside her husband John running Arrow Trailer Supply and held a variety of bookkeeping positions. Margaret began a successful career in real estate after returning to Tracy, circa 1983. She worked for Century 21, Geri Schugg Real Estate, and launched her own company, Properties 2000 Real Estate, in 1987, which she operated until very recently.
She served as president of the Tracy Association of Realtors in 1994 and was a board member of the Central Valley Association of Realtors for several years.
Margaret was an active member, as well as serving as the newsletter editor, of the Tracy chapter of the Widowed Persons Association of California. She was also a past member of the Tracy Women’s Club.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband John in 1998; her youngest daughter Kelly in 2010; and her parents, Andrew and Josephine.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Bond of Manteca and Gail Sattler of Centreville, Virginia; six grandchildren, Chris Bartkowski of Elk Grove, CA, Jill Burns of Manteca, Kevin Welch of San Luis Obispo, Melissa Bond of Manteca, Andrew Welch of Sacramento and Gregory Bond of Manteca; and three great-grandchildren, Karlie and Jimmy Burns, and Christopher Bartkowski II.
Margaret also had a large extended family she loved deeply, including three nephews, Roy, Steven and Larry Vierra; a sister-in-law, Jean Kooyman; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Margaret enjoyed gambling, shopping and spending time with her family and friends. She relished the annual “cousins” trip to Lake Tahoe and showering her great-grandchildren with M&Ms.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27th pm at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Avenue, doors will open at 5:00 pm. A Memorial Mass will follow on Thursday, May 28th at 11:00 am at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 West Eaton Avenue, Tracy. Inurnment will follow at Tracy Public Cemetery. An online guest book is available at www.frymemorialchapel.com for condolences and special messages to the family.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, May 29, 2015