Margaret (Sheridan) Wiseman passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 at The
Arbors in Michigan City. She was 90.
Margaret was born in Chicago on June 15, 1920 to Philip and Elizabeth (Carr)
Sheridan. Her parents both died before she was 2 years old, and she was
adopted and raised by her uncle John Sheridan and his wife, Josephine.
Margaret married Marcus H. Greaves in Chicago on Oct. 26, 1940. They resided
in Chicago’s Hyde Park and had their first two children, Phil and Alice. In
1948, they moved to Michigan City, where their next two children, Freddy and
Mary, were born. Mark died in 1973. Margaret met Al Wiseman in 1975, and
they were married in October of that year.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Alphonsus Wiseman; children Philip
Greaves of the Phililppines, Dr. Alice Greaves of Chattanooga, Tenn., John
Frederick Greaves (wife Lynda) of Concord, Ga., and Mary Miltenberger
(husband Edward J.) of Boonville, Ind.; grandchildren Jennie, Aimee, Corey,
Kendra, and Ashlee Greaves, Brandon LaVoie, Edward C. Miltenberger;
granddaughter and best buddy, Colleen Miltenberger; eight
great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She is also
survived by Al’s children, Linda Wiseman of Alaska, Mary (Charles) Fletcher
of Liberty Township, Nicholas Wiseman of Chesterton, Bernadete Siewert
(John) of Valparaiso, Gerard Wiseman of The Pines, Brenda Kowalochuk (Dale)
of Everette, Wash., and Leonard Wiseman (Chikkis) of Tyler, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by granddaughter Patricia
Margaret loved nature and made many fond memories with her husband Al taking
hikes in the Indiana Dunes and along the beach. Together they enjoyed their
flowers and tending to the many birds who flocked to their yard. She loved
the Chicago White Sox and was proud of her Irish Heritage. “Grandma Fifi”
will fondly be remembered for her sweet smile that could light up any room
and make you feel special, and her knack for always looking on the bright
Visitation will be Thursday, August 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. The funeral mass will be at 10
a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 411 W. 11th St., Michigan City.
Cremation will follow. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.