Margaret “Peg” Fingarson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Margaret “Peg” Fingarson, 87, of St. Cloud died Sunday morning, March 21, 2010 at the Quiet Oaks Hospice in St Augusta.
Peg was born Feb. 25, 1923 at home in Miller, S.D. to John and Agnes (Hoban) Bergstrom. She grew up in the South Dakota prairies where she rode horse to country school. The family moved to Minnesota when she was 10-years-old. After the family moved to Minnesota, she finished her schooling, graduating from Austin High School in 1940. She married Orville Fingarson on Dec. 27, 1945 in Austin where the couple lived until moving to St Cloud in 1992. Peg worked as a grocery store clerk at Red Owl for many years. After Orville retired, they spent many winters in Mesa, Ariz. and made many friends from the across the U.S and Canada. 
Peg is survived by her children, Richard (Kathy) Fingarson, St Cloud, Randy (Linda) Fingarson, Chanhassen, Brenda (Steve) Knowlton, Lakeville, and Diane McAfee, Blaine; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Mary (Benno) Bissen, Austin. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Orville; her parents; her sister, Katherine Schlottman and her brother, Norbert Bergstrom.
Peg’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff at Quiet Oaks Hospice who cared for their mom as well as them during their mom’s illness.
Private memorial services, celebrating the life of Margaret “Peg” Fingarson, will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls.
Arrangements are by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minn.
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