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In loving memory of
Marguerite Adelle Totka
  • March 22, 1931
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  • May 03, 2018

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Marguerite Totka, 87, passed away May 3rd in her Lady Lake home. A loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Marguerite is survived by her son, Mike; daughter, Terri; granddaughters Christie and Heather; grandson Michael; and eight great grandchildren. Marguerite was born in Akron, Ohio. Even at a young age, Marguerite was adventurous, independent, and a bit mischievous! At age 22, she found a soul mate in her late husband, Louis. They moved their family from New York to Florida in 1959 and never looked back. Married for 47 years, they were a perfect team, leveraging their intellect and work ethic to provide for their family. Marguerite was the cheerleader who always encouraged the success of those around her. She truly adored her friends and family and never failed to offer wisdom, encouragement, and humor.  Marguerite was as smart as a whip and had a boundless zest for life. She enjoyed challenging her son and daughter to canasta, scrabble, and chess. Marguerite would travel near and far to spend time with her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren, always supporting their dreams and endeavors. She was an avid bowler and loved reading. Marguerite was always up for an adventure, joining friends and family on trips to Thailand, Alaska, Ecuador, Germany, France, Mexico, Canada, the Panama Canal and Caribbean Islands.   She most recently traveled to San Francisco for her youngest great grandson’s first birthday in March. Marguerite, whose enduring positivity impacted all who had the good fortune of knowing her, never stopped giving. She became a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in 2005 and was honored to have been named Volunteer of The Year. She was a tireless advocate for over 100 families in the Lake County area.  She loved her “babies” with all of her heart and had the utmost admiration for the amazing foster parents who provided them loving homes. Now after a long, exciting, and productive journey, Marguerite passes the baton to her friends and family to carry on her legacy of dedication, hard work, and giving. She loved life, appreciated everything she had, and considered herself to be the most fortunate person in the world. She will be profoundly missed. A celebration in honor of her life will be held at noon on June 2nd at Lake Receptions: 4425 N. Highway 19-A, Mount Dora, FL; (352) 357-8223. Flowers may be sent to Lake Receptions; those wishing to make donations, please send checks to: Guardian ad Litem Foundation/Fifth Circuit, 418 W. Alfred St. #1, Tavares, FL 32778.


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  1. 10 Jun 2018
    Christie Bhageloe says:
    I will miss trading our favorite books back & forth and celebrating our birthdays together.

  2. 04 Jun 2018
    Ruth lit a candle:
    Lit since June 4, 2018 at 6:43:46 PM

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  5. 30 May 2018
    Pat Stokes says:
    What a lovely woman

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