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Margaret ‘Peggy’ Holsinger

PERU — Margaret “Peggy” Holsinger, 93, of Peru died at home peacefully and surrounded by her family on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

She was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 16, 1925, to Henry and Rose (Dovich) Bauer. She married Frank E. Holsinger on Nov. 2, 1946.

She was a clerk for the Department of the U.S. Army and Air Force in Washington, D.C. She then worked at Westclox, Electric Utilities, Ronkin and Walmart.

She was all about her family, which she adored. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, recipe hunting, cooking, camping and her flower garden. She also enjoyed skating, where she became a Roller Derby Girl.

She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Peru, and National Camper and Hiker’s Association.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Jim) Till of Peru; two sons, Frank (Debbie) Holsinger of Granville and Robert Holsinger of Peru; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Holsinger of Peru; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, on Oct. 30, 1994; a grandson, Justin Till; and one sister, Florence Klos.

Private services were held Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Peru City Cemetery in Peru with the Rev. Alex Garncarz officiating.

The Hurst Funeral Home in LaSalle handled her arrangements. Online condolences may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.hurstfuneralhomes.com.

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