Dec. 26, 1928 – Oct. 18, 2020
Longtime La Crescenta resident Margot Rubschlager passed away quietly on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Margot was born in Berlin, Germany on Dec. 26, 1928. She was the only child of Gertrud and Walter Janisch.
On Oct. 14, 1950 she married Rudi Roman Rubschlager. They were sponsored and immigrated to the United States in 1952, setting up a home in Montrose. Margot cleaned homes and did ironing.
Margot and Rudi learned the English language and later became American citizens at their first opportunity in 1958.
She began working at Sport Chalet in 1962 and became a major influence for the ski clothing industry as a buyer later in her career. She retired from Sport Chalet in April 2000.
She became very active with the local German American Club and helped create the monthly newsletter. She also played the piano at club functions and dances.
Margot enjoyed skiing at Mammoth Mountain, taking her last run at age 80. She also spent time playing the slots and, as she put it, “going to the bank for a withdrawal.”
Travel was in Margot’s blood and she visited her homeland, Germany, on many occasions as well as Italy, Austria, Hungary and China. Cruises took her to the east coast of the U.S., the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Alaska. She also enjoyed a 10-day bus tour of the Midwestern part of the United States.
Margot leaves behind her sister-in-law Christa; sons Jens and Gerry; daughter-in-law Grayce; grandchildren Brian, Katherine, Carl and William; and great-grandchildren Breona and Rylee.
Margot was preceded in death by her husband Rudi in 1998. She was laid to rest with Rudi at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Nov. 5 in a private family gathering.