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Margaret Pegelow

Margaret Pegelow, 94, of Renville died Monday, December 13, 2010, at RenVilla Care Center in Renville, Minn.

The funeral service was Saturday, December 18, at Emden Christian Reformed Church in Renville with the Rev. Jeff Vanderhooft officiating.

Burial was in Trinity Cemetery in Sacred Heart, Minn.

Margaret was born May 9, 1916, in Centerville, S.D., to Ray E. and Ruth (Kunkle) Noble. She was delivered by the first woman doctor in that area. She attended country school at Mount Zion and later went to school at Wall, S.D., graduating in 1933. Margaret continued her education at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., graduating in 1937 with majors in French and English. Her first teaching position was in Roslyn, S.D. She also taught school in Midland, Philip, and Peaver, S.D.

While teaching at Peaver, she met her husband, Charles, and they were united in marriage on May 3, 1941. Three years later, they were blessed with a son, Charles, Jr. Her husband, Charles, became a minister and they lived in various places in North and South Dakota, Canada and Minnesota. They moved to Sacred Heart and Margaret taught school in Sacred Heart for 20 years. Margaret's many interests included playing piano, singing, puzzles and reading. Being asked what she was most thankful for, she replied, without hesitation: "The joy of the Lord's salvation."

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Betsy Pegelow of Miami; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her sister, Elynor (Ward) Zimmerman of Seattle; her sister-in-law, Frances Noble, of Rapid City, S.D.; her devoted friend, Jan Gauger; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, and her brother, John.