Margit Elizabeth Squire (nee Bierling) was born July 19, 1944 in Dudelange, Luxembourg to Anny (nee Michels) and Ludwig Bierling. She passed away Monday, October 30, 2023 at the age of 79 in Durango, Colorado.
She grew up playing with her brother and sister in the beautiful Bavarian town of Ulm, Germany. She attended an all girl’s Catholic high school and was enough of a troublemaker that her Brewmeister father provided the nuns beer to look the other way. Her proudest school moment was being elected President of her dance class, because the nuns could not interfere.
She worked as a dental assistant and hygienist for the US Army base in Germany before heading to America and starting a family in Wichita, Kansas. She rose to the position of office manager and eventually opened a solo practice with the love of her life and husband, Dr. Charles F. Squire, DDS. She was the lifeblood of the periodontal practice for decades and ensured great care for patients and staff until her retirement in 2011.
Despite being the daughter of a Brewmeister, Margit loved good red wine, good food and good company. She loved to cook and was renowned for her German potato salad, Spätzle and rouladen. She had a soft spot for animals and loved her mini-Schnauzers! “Little Mimi”, a pup bearing Margit’s own nickname “Mimi”, is patiently waiting for her mom’s snuggles, kisses and hugs.
Above all, Margit loved her family and considered herself blessed to have children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews all over the world. She believed she had found her soulmate in Charles and dared to believe she had once lived as Elisabeth “Sisi” Empress of Austria (and didn’t care what others thought about that). She was a loving wife, a great mother, proud grandmother and beloved friend.
She is survived by her husband Charles of Durango, Colorado and brother Peter Bierling and family of Munich, Germany. She is also survived by children Chrystal Boles, Clinton Frischenmeyer, Ellen Squire and Bret Squire; grandchildren Emily Sallade, Jacob Barnes, Nicky Martin, Zachery Neal, Eva Squire, Elizabeth Aragon, C.J. Frischenmeyer and Scarlet Frischenmeyer; great-grandchild Klaus Duclos; and Godson Nate Schwiethale. She was preceded in death by her sister Christa Bierling and daughter Angela Martin.
A private Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023 and additional services will be held in Wichita, Kansas to be announced at a future date and time. In lieu of flowers, please support Margit’s charities: La Plata County Humane Society (1111 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, Colorado 81303) or the Wichita Children’s Home (7271 E 37th Street N, Wichita, Kansas 67226).