Marguerite A. Peck age 91 of Arlington, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Arlington.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Lake Sarah Lutheran Church in Garvin.
Visitation will be 9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment is in Hoiland Cemetery near Garvin. The Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marguerite Ann Peck, daughter of David and Florence (Briard) Klein, was born December 13, 1918 at Burke, South Dakota. She lived in northern Minnesota until age six, when she moved to Tracy and attended school there. On December 22, 1934 Marguerite was united in marriage to Edward Peck. They made their home at Garvin, farming and raising a family. In 1953 they moved to Tracy where Marguerite worked at a restaurant. In 1956 they moved to Springfield where she ran the Cozy Café. Marguerite was known for her great homemade rolls and pies. In 1962 they moved to Mankato, and in 1963 on to Minneapolis, where they lived until they retired and moved to Braham. In 1993 they moved to Cambridge where they lived until 2002 when they moved to Arlington, where God called her Home. Marguerite was able to celebrate 67 years of marriage to her husband Edward. She didn’t seem to have time for many hobbies, but she enjoyed canning and freezing from her huge garden, all the tomatoes, beets and green beans, and the jelly, jams and apple butter. Marguerite’s hobby seemed to be taking care of others. She even canned extra for her children, and helped with her grandchildren as much as she had time for. Marguerite also enjoyed doing search and find puzzles and loved putting puzzles together. In some of her spare time she might have played solitaire or gin runny. She usually won! Marguerite was loved by many and had the courage to help her husband through his complicated health issues even though she had plenty of her own.
Marguerite is survived by her children: Darrold (Berneida) of Slayton, Robert (Linda) of Harris, Dennis (Kathy) of Foreston, and Betty (Gene Roiger) of Arlington; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; brothers: Elmer, Melvin, Dale, Richard, and Lyle Klein; step half brothers Dennis, Duane and Darrel Klein; and many other relatives and beloved friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward, parents David and Florence Klein, and her brother David Klein.