Margaret Herkstroter

Obituary of Margaret Herkstroter


Margaret A. Herkstroter, 83, of Pequannock, formerly of Highland Lakes, died Monday, December 11, 2017. 


Born and raised in Passaic, Marge was the daughter of Philip and Myrtle Jackson. After graduating high school, she moved to Highland Lakes, where she raised three children and worked as a postal clerk at the Highland Lakes Post office.


Through friends, she was introduced to Donald Herkstroter, and on June 1, 1981, they married. Marge retired from her position at the post office and moved to Pequannock with Don. Together they enjoyed retirement in their garden, dining at the Hofbrau House on Rt. 23, taking cruises or trip to the shore, and rooting on the NY Giants. Marge made many friends bowling in Oakland and Wayne, where she participated in bowling leagues. She also enjoyed woodworking and crocheting. 


She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Susan Carozza and her husband David; her grandson, David Carozza; her brother, Philip Jackson; her sisters, Marion Jackson, Elaine Jackson, Dorothy Nieradka, and Shirley Spurgeon; and her nephew, Ron Nieradka. She was predeceased by her husband Don and her nephew's wife, Lisa Nieradka. 


Funeral services will be private. 


In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Marge's memory would be greatly appreciated by her family.