Obituary for Margaret "Marnie" McGough
McGough, Marnie (Margaret) Ann, age 53 of Boca Raton FL, born in St. Paul MN on May 20 1964, passed away September 20,2017 due to surgical complications. Marnie was a graduate of Chaska High School and went on to earn both her undergraduate communications degree and her graduate law degree from the University of MN. Marnie’s empathy and compassion motivated her advocacy as a criminal defense lawyer, working at Nelson Law Office and her own McGough Law Office. Her children were her greatest passion; she left her law career to raise them with love, wisdom, and joy. A lover of learning, Marnie spent countless hours volunteering in her children’s classrooms and enjoyed her time working for the University of MN, Thompson-West group, and most recently at Florida Atlantic University. She made friends easily and loved good food, good company, and good books which led her to founding book clubs, dinner clubs, and wine clubs wherever she lived. Preceded in death by parents David and Patricia, and brothers Paul and Thomas. Survived by husband, Craig Kurvers, and by children Erin, Claire, Maia, and Sean; brothers Michael and Steve (Brenda); sisters Mary (David) Stacken and Molly (Eric) Preudhomme; Sister-in-Law Jan Winterhalter; many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. Marnie was a light to all and a friend to many. She was found of punny humor and inspirational quotes:
“When the time of our particular sunset comes, our things, our accomplishments won’t really matter a great deal. But the clarity and care with which we have loved others will speak with vitality of the great gift of life we have all been for each other.” (Author Unknown).
Mass of Christian burial will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 12 noon, Friday, September 29, with visitation starting at 11 AM.
Huber Funeral & Cremation Services
Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970