Marguerite 'Peg' Weaver Etzel


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Posted Online: March 04, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Marguerite "Peg" Lucille Weaver Etzel, 95, of Red Wing, Minn., formerly of Moline, died of colon cancer after a short illness on Friday, March 1, 2013, at Deercrest in Red Wing.
A private family memorial service will be held in the spring. Burial will be at Rock River View Cemetery in Moline. Memorials are preferred to the Multiple Sclerosis Organization of America, Red Wing Hospice and Talking Books. Funeral arrangements are by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing.
She was born April 3, 1917, in Moline, daughter of Frank John and Esther Louise Wallentine Kessel. She grew up and attended her school in Moline. She attended business school and left to begin working at Royal Neighbors.
She married Ellis Emory Weaver on May 20, 1937. Ellis was stationed in Washington, D.C., in the Navy during World War II, and she began working with the Navy Research Lab for an officer. Later in life, she worked for Barnett's Fireplace in Moline. Ellis died Feb. 14, 1981. Peg married Samuel Etzel on Nov. 29, 1985. Sam died on May 10, 1995.
Peg moved up to Red Wing about eight years ago, where she resided at the Downtown Plaza for seven years, and she spent the last year of her life at Deercrest. Peg was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline, Eastern Star, First Lutheran Church in Red Wing, and King's Daughters for 64 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling extensively, visiting all 50 states, plus England, Ireland, Greece and Russia. She also was an avid reader, enjoyed Talking Books in later life and she loved spending time with her great-grandchildren. She and her longtime grade-school friend, Marge Brooks, enjoyed going to Drum and Bugel Corp competitions and Elder Hostels together. Peg was a special lady who lived by her faith and always put her family and friends first.
She is survived by her children, Jane (Jon) Oakleaf, Moline, John (Karen) Weaver, Red Wing, and Dale (Shirley) Weaver, Libertyville, Ill.; two stepchildren, Gerald (Sandy) Etzel and Linda (Harold) Wolf; four grandsons, Brian, Brad, Colin and Corey; four stepgrandchildren, Michael and Brian Wolf, Summer Volk and Greg Etzel; five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Erik, Ariana, Marley and Mya; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands and parents.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.














 



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