Margaret L. Stien, 76, of Rockton, IL died at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 peacefully in her sleep at home. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n She was born April 2, 1940 in Snow Hill, North Carolina the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. and Janie (Davis) Tripp. Margaret graduated from New Bern High School, Class of 1959. She married Ralph J. Stien in New Bern, NC on January 29, 1960. Margaret was employed as a machine operator by Regal Beloit in Roscoe and retired in 2002. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church; enjoyed gardening; enjoyed being the neighborhood babysitter and loved her grandchildren. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the VNA Hospice nurses: Veronica, Tracey and Chrissy for all their tender loving care given to Margaret. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Survivors include: husband Ralph; son Michael T. Stien; daughters: Catherine (Scott) Froeliger, Liz (Randy) Henning and Trish (Rodney) Gifford; grandchildren Tyler, Rosemary, Sarah, Luke and Alex; sisters Lila (George) Lewis; Paullett (Phil) Hobson; brothers Bill (Sharon) Tripp and Mike Tripp and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Margaret Lee Stien and brother William C. Tripp. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Funeral Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2016 in St. Peter Catholic Church, 620 Blackhawk Blvd, South Beloit, IL with Father Steven Sabo officiating. Burial will be in Rockton Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home – Rockton Chapel, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a scripture service to be held at 7:30 pm Friday, September 23. There will be a visitation at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA celebration of Margaret's life will be held at Domenicos Italian Restaurant 547 E. Grand Ave Beloit, WI following the committal ceremony.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.