Margaret M. Frum

Margaret M. Frum

February 17, 1942 – September 8, 2021

Preceded in death by husband of 42 years, Jack J. Frum; son, Douglas; brother, Richard Gaube; parent, Richard and Marie Gaube; brother, Richard Gaube.  Survived by daughters, Brenda Cary (George) and Nancy Gardiner (Bob); four grandsons: Brad Cary (Sarah), Brian Cary (Chelsy), Jacob Cunningham (Kelsey), and Joshua Cunningham; two granddaughters, Lauren Cary and Katherine Gardiner; four great-grandsons: Russell Cary, William Cary, Cooper Cary, and Louis Cary; sisters, Theresa Thornton (Lyle) and Patti May (Bob); brother, Michael Gaube.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 12th from 1pm to 3pm at West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE:  Monday, September 13th at 1pm at West Center Chapel.  Interment: Shelby, Iowa.

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Margaret Mary (Gaube) Frum passed away on September 8, 2021. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 17, 1942.  She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She graduated from Omaha South High School where she met Jack Frum.  They were married on March 5, 1960 and were married for 42 years. They had three children: Brenda, Douglas, and Nancy.  Douglas passed away shortly after his birth.

Margaret worked briefly at a law office after her marriage but then focused her attention on full-time motherhood.  She was an active member of First Central Congregational Church where she was the President of Women’s Fellowship for several years where she volunteered many hours of her time. Margaret was very active as a Girl Scout Leader and also volunteered at AARP later in her life.

Margaret was an avid gardener, and during her marriage to Jack, they grew gardens that were the envy of the neighborhood.  She continued to garden for many years after Jack’s passing and was known for the fresh rhubarb that she grew in her garden. We will miss her rhubarb crisp and pies!

Margaret and Jack spent many years during the winter months vacationing in Destin, Florida.  They also enjoyed cruises to Alaska, traveling to Hawaii, and spending many vacations at Lake of the Ozarks.

Margaret was an expert seamstress, and she used her talents in many ways that included making Halloween costumes, baby blankets, special holiday dresses, and embroidering towels when her grandchildren went off to college.

Most of all, Margaret will be loved and remembered as “Grandma”.  She was always there when her children and grandchildren needed her help and advice.  Margaret became an avid spectator for the many sports her grandchildren participated in, from baseball, basketball, ice skating, soccer, swimming and lacrosse.  She could always be seen in the stands cheering on her grandchildren at the countless games and matches she attended.

Margaret will be missed dearly by her family and friends.




  • Barbara Hilll Posted September 10, 2021 7:12 pm

    I enjoyed working with Margaret at the AARP information desk. So sorry that she is no longer with us.. She will be missed.

  • Linda L Burnham Posted September 12, 2021 3:58 pm

    I worked with Margaret at the AARP information desk and always enjoyed working with her. She always loved talking about her grandchildren and the great grandchildren. She will be missed by those who had the opportunity to know her.

  • Scott Behrens Posted September 13, 2021 9:50 am

    Nancy & Family, I am very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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