Marguerite 'Mugs' Bachhuber celebrates Packers Fan Hall of Fame induction with song
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The 20th member of the Packers Fan Hall of Fame is a Green Bay woman whose time following the team stretches back to the days before television.
Marguerite "Mugs" Bachhuber was announced as the latest inductee in a Tuesday ceremony at Lambeau Field.
The 87-year-old said she was "shocked" when her name was announced from among 10 finalists. She was nominated by her daughter.
"But I’m pleased because I do love the Packers," she said.
Bachhuber, who is from Green Bay, said Packers games have always been a big deal in her family. She said her husband was a bigger fan than she was.
"I think it’s just a good thing that families can have: to cheer together or cry together, whatever the case may be," she said.
Bachhuber also performed a song she said she sings with friends weekly at Woodside Manor in Green Bay.
"We even had a little verse that we put in the song about Aaron Rodgers," she said. "It was a prayer for Aaron Rodgers to (recover from his broken collarbone). We sang it for five weeks. And it worked."
As a Packers fan Hall of Fame inductee, Bachhuber receives four club seats to a 2018 Packers home game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate, a trip for two to a 2018 Packers road game and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus.
The other finalists were:
- Felicia Reed of Milwaukee
- Lloyd Wettstein of Appleton
- Sue "Stolty" Stoltenberg of Wausaukee
- Michael Sledz of Grayslake, Illinois
- Mike Seavert of Greenfield
- John Kuziej of Burnsville, Minnesota
- Robert Retzlaff of Necedah
- Dave Lucero of Green Bay
- Allie Healy of Franklin
More than 40,000 votes were cast for the hall of fame on the Packers' website. Voting took place during the month of January.