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Margaret Isaacson, 97

(Anita) Margaret Isaacson, age 97, of Dassel, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center.

She was born Dec. 3, 1914, the daughter of Herman E. and Ethel M. (Buzick) Swanson. Margaret grew up in the Dassel area, and graduated from the Dassel High School in 1932.

She was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel, and was presently a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church at the time of her death. Margaret had been an active member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Women’s Circle and enjoyed attending Bible studies.

Margaret was united in marriage to Raynold W. Isaacson Dec. 21, 1938, at the home of her parents. The couple resided in Dassel, where Margaret worked out of her home as a seamstress.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, and took great pride in their accomplishments. Margaret also loved to entertain, and always made sure that everyone had a good time and left well fed.

She had many talents, ranging from making crafts, flower arranging, and making her wonderful breads. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and helping them with all of their crafts.

Margaret will be missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Martha (Barry) Johansen of Red Wing, Marguerite Isaacson of Minneapolis, Ann Isaacson and her husband Ted Rueff of St. Paul, and Heidi (Ken) Nelson of Willmar; two grandchildren, Ray Isaac Nelson (fiancée Kelly Heim), and Anita Joy Nelson; and a sister, Aleda Swanson of Dassel.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Raynold; daughter and son-in-law Mary and Bruce Triden; her parents; and siblings Karl, Betty, and Herman E. Swanson Jr.

A memorial service took place Friday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Revs. Steven Olson and John Peterson officiating. Interment of the urn will take place at the Dassel Community Cemetery at a later date.

There was a time to gather with family Thursday evening, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and visitation continued Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.