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Peggy Maurer

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Peggy Maurer
Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Maurer, 77, of Spencer will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. John Kane will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Maurer passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Spencer Hospital.

Peggy Diane Maurer, the daughter of Ray and Iris Summerbell Herrig, was born Oct. 12, 1932, on a farm near Dickens and Gillett Grove, Ia. Her childhood years were spent on the farm, where she received her education in country school and later graduated from Gillett Grove High School in 1950. Peg enjoyed playing basketball in high school and later enjoyed attending the Girl's State Tournament every time some local team in northwest Iowa was participating. She later attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, where she received her teaching certificate. Following her schooling, she returned to Clay County, where she taught country schools for 5 years.

Peggy married William Charles Maurer on June 4, 1955, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Rectory in Spencer, Ia. Following their marriage, she taught for one year in Greenville country schools, while living on the family farm near Greenville. In 1974, they moved to a farm south of Spencer, where they continued to farm. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Peggy also enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, fishing, reading and putting together puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Douglas (Bud) and Ed (Skeet) Herrig; and a sister, Sally Muilenburg.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, William of Spencer; two sons: Bradley and his wife, Kay Maurer of Spencer, and David and his wife, Janel of Spencer; four grandchildren: Amy Maurer of Okoboji, Ia.A, Mike and his wife, Stephanie Maurer of Manson, Ia., and Chris Maurer and Ross Maurer -- both of Spencer; a brother, Robert and his wife, Judy Herrig of Elk River, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Stan Muilenburg of Spencer; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.