Deem, Margaret V. Portage Passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016 at home. Margaret was born March 28, 1918 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Frank and Lida (McGregor) Poole. She was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church and was active in the choir. Margaret formerly employed by Bronson & Borgess Hospitals, Gibson Guitar and was a volunteer for Portage Library. In 1937 Margaret was united in marriage in Kalamazoo to Clair Deem who preceded her in death in 1976, also preceding her is death was a daughter, Margaret (John) Koster; four brothers. Surviving is a son, Thomas (Judy) Deem of Portage; granddaughter, Jeanne (Mark) Friedman; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin & Rosella. Friends are being received 5-8 pm on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Redmond Funeral Home, Kalamazoo where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Monday at St. Monica Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Monica's Church, Loaves & Fishes or Hospice of Southwest Michigan.