Peggy Stier, 92

Published 7:01 am Sunday, January 29, 2017

Peggy (Mary Margaret Cummings) Stier, 92 — a wife, mother, artist and musician — passed away peacefully with her family around her.

Peggy was born in Cresco, Iowa, in 1924 to Paul and Mame Cummings. She had one sister, Paula. Their family moved to Austin, Minnesota where her grandfather, T.F. Cummings, founded the bottling works.



Peggy enjoyed helping at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company with her father and grandfather. Later Peggy and her sister, Paula, rode and showed her father’s award-winning American Cream and Saddle- Bred horses around the Midwest. Peggy attended St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota, earning a degree in music. She then attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan earning her B.A. in art and pottery.

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Peggy was united in marriage to Hugh Stier in September of 1950 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. They had eight children: Melissa, Daniel, Matthew, Peter, Nicholas, Ann, Katherine and Suzanne.

Peggy is survived by her eight children,  grandchildren and great-grandchildren too numerous to mention. Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Hugh of 61 years, her sister Paula Stier.

Peggy enjoyed teaching art and music lessons to her grandchildren.

She is part of our lives and will inspire us forever.

An open house for Peggy will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday Jan. 30, 2017, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

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