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Margaret Peterson

WEBSTER: Margaret “Marge” Peterson 98, of Webster, died on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Daniel Ostercamp officiating. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service (fiksdalfuneral.com) in Webster on Tuesday 4-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church. Margaret Anna Hay was born on Tuesday, January 17, 1911 to David Walter and Lena (Seide) Hay in Mission Hill South Dakota. At the age of five, Marjorie (or Marge) moved with her family to Pierpont South Dakota where she attended school, graduating from high school in 1928. She was baptized and received into the First Presbyterian Church upon confession of faith January 4, 1925 in Pierpont and was confirmed in an adult confirmation class at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol on May 24, 1942. In 1929 she moved to Bristol with her parents where she worked in her father’s business, Hay’s Trail Café. On November 21, 1932, Marjorie married Peter “Pete” Peterson of Webster at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls South Dakota. They lived in Bristol and various other towns in South Dakota and Minnesota while her husband was employed by the Milwaukee Railroad until 1946 when her husband and father started Peterson & Hay, an appliance business in Bristol which soon expanded to an electrical, heating and plumbing business. In 1954 they moved the business to Webster. In 1975 they sold part of the business and the remainder in 1976, after 30 years. Then they were able to retire, spending winters in Mesa AZ until 1987. Pete passed away in January 1996. After his death she remained in her own home until she entered Sun Dial Manor in Bristol in July 2005. She was a long time member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Webster SD since 1954 and an active member of Circles and WELCA. While in business, she was a member of the SD Association of Plumbing, Heating-Cooling Contractors (SDAPHCC) Auxiliary and was elected the State Treasurer in 1976. Marge passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2009, with Judy and Sidney at her side, at the age of 98 years, 6 months and 8 days. Survivors include her loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law Judy Fay and Sidney Newman of Bloomington MN; two grandchildren Maleah Newman of Burnsville MN and Michael Newman currently in Kuwait; two great grandchildren L’Ron and Kiana Newman; cousins; nieces and nephews including Dr Richard Link of Essexville MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; sister Irma Link and infant brother Roy Hay

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Judy Fay & Family I was sad to read about your Mom. I know how difficult this time is. The loss of a mother is like no other loss and I know the pain well. Bill had told me that he had seen your husband and I was hoping to send a card to the Webster address, as I know you are still at the house but when I looked in the phone book I didn't see the address. Know that I am thinking of you and hoping you find the strength to get through these next most difficult months. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you for being "so good" to your Mom. Remember the "good" times and I'm sure you have countless, memories, photos and maybe even videos. I enjoyed reading Marge's obit and bringing back "a flood of memories" about Peterson and Hay and the "good ol days" Our younger years were great, weren't they? I think about "the neighborhood" often and how wonderful life was. My best to you and enjoy all the sweet memories. With deepest sympathy NCB

Nancy C. Barry Aug 13 2009 12:00 AM

I just wanted to take the time to say "I LOVE YOU GRANDMA". You mean so much to everyone. You are now our guardian angel alongside grandpa and I ask that you watch over our family, and keep us safe as we continue our journey in life. My favorite memories was before grandpa past away because we were a complete and happy family then. Also when you finally got to see Kiana, your great granddaughter. Kiana loved you so much to. You will truly be missed and you will be in our hearts forever. Love always and forever, Michael Newman

Michael Newman Jul 30 2009 12:00 AM

your in our thoughts and prayers

brian k johnson Jul 28 2009 12:00 AM

Judy & Sidney-- I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You were caring and loving and there when she needed you. Take care of yourselves.

Judy Molm Jul 28 2009 12:00 AM

In this time of sorrow all I can remember is the joy that Aunt Marge gave me. All I know that right now there is a major family reunion going on in Heaven. Love you!

Nancy Ann Hood Jul 27 2009 12:00 AM

Judy, Sidney, Maleah and Michael--you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan M. Curtis Jul 27 2009 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family. I will miss her dearly. She has been such a prominent part of my life and I will always cherish her memory.

John & Bev Hood Jul 27 2009 12:00 AM

Judy, Even though we live so close to Webster, we lost track of Margie, probably when she moved to Bristol. I know Mom & Margie visited by phone as time went by & it became more difficult for each of them to travel. My mother Lavanch Burton Van Stone is a cousin of your mother. Mom's parents were Otto & Effa Hay Burton. Effa was a sister to Walter. My mother still lives in her own home in Warner at the age of 94. I remember as a child going to Bristol to visit your grandparents & your parents as well as Erhardt & Irma. For some reason I don't remember you as well as I do Richard-probably because you were younger. My sympathy to you in the loss of your Mom. Even though she lived a long life, there is still such a feeling of loss. I do hope I will be able to get my mother to the services on Wednesday afternoon. With sympathy, Donald & Fae VanStone Dayton

Fae Dayton Jul 27 2009 12:00 AM