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Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smith

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smith, age 60, of Ellsworth Township, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at her home after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 6, 1947 in Litchfield, the daughter of Aldon Wayman and Lynette Anne (Linder) Hanson. Peggy attended Litchfield High School, graduating in 1965.

During her life, Peggy lived in Minnesota, Alabama, California, and South Dakota. She spent many years in retail management in Minnesota and South Dakota.

Peggy was also a production trainer for HTI, worked in radio sales, and made gift items and cards.

She was united in marriage to Hugh Smith Jan. 24, 1998, in Litchfield.

Peggy was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellsworth Township, where she sang with the church choir.

She was active in the Litchfield and Dassel Community Theatre for many years. She enjoyed attending and working at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, traveling to the North Shore of Lake Superior, and spending time with family and friends. She was also very supportive of her granddaughters’ activities.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Hugh, of Ellsworth Township; daughters Anne L. (and Lance) Wiggert of Hutchinson, and Michelle M. (and Steve Nelson) Larson of Litchfield; stepson Kyle (and Nikki) Smith of Palm Bay, Fla.; granddaughters Aili and Helena Nelson of Litchfield; sister Susan (and Denny) Penkert of New Ulm; sister-in-law Holly (and Russ) Seaver of New Bloomfield, Mo.; and former husband David E. Larson (and Jill Knickerbocker) of Forest City.

She is also survived by nephews Mick Penkert and Chris Penkert; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, A. Wayman and Lynette; and a sister, Kathleen.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield with the Rev. Donald G. Main officiating.Interment was in Ellsworth Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield, and continued Tuesday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be given to Litchfield Area Hospice.

Arrangements were by Johnson Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield.