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Obituary: Margit Heskitt

Margit Heskitt, 90, of Bowling Green passed away on Friday, August 13, 2010.

She was born to Carl and Flora (Wilhem) Block in Czechoslovakia. Margit moved to New York during World War II with her family after Czechoslovakia was invaded. Upon coming to America, Margit was going to follow in her father's footsteps and become an architect, but realized that was not her true ambition. Margit enrolled in Wittenberg University, where in 1942 earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education.

She married Clifford Heskett in 1942 after her graduation and then in the fall of 1942 moved to Riverside, California as her husband served in the United States Army. During that time she worked for the United States Army as an occupational therapist. After 32 years of marriage, Margit and Clifford divorced.

Margit in 1964 earned her Masters Degree from Columbia University in her true passion and joy, Dance. During Margits professional career in teaching, she taught in the Springfield Public and Parochial Schools, Fairborn City Schools, Antioch College, Wittenberg University and finally taught at Bowling Green State University. During her career at Bowling Green State University, Margit taught Ethnic Studies, Eastern European Culture as well as dance.

Besides her true passion of dance, Margit was a supporter of the arts and music and attended numerous events as well as collecting art from Europe and student art. She wrote two books, Margits Red Book and A Personal Memoir, which is scheduled to be released just a few months after her passing.

She was a member of the Bowling Green County Club and was a faithful attendee of brunches there.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by close friends Marie Nicolls, George Seifert, and Richard Hebein.

A Celebration Luncheon will be held privately for her closest friends. Arrangements entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street, PO Box 648, Bowling Green, OH 43402; Tele: 419/352-2171. Memorials may be gifted to a charity of the donors' choice.