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Margaret Simonson
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  • Kiester Fire Department, Kiester Ambulance, or Kiester Food Shelf

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“My thoughts and prayers to Rose, Michelle, Rachel, and the rest of your wonderful family. Rest in peace, Granny. You are loved and will be missed. ”
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“So sorry to hear about Granny. May God wrap everyone in His arms who are grieving. Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
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Margaret Elizzie (Kastner) Simonson, age 96, of Kiester, MN, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester, MN, with Pr. Katie Pals officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at a later time at Our Savior's Cemetery in Kiester. Memorials are preferred, and the family suggests donations be made to Kiester Ambulance, Kiester Fire Department or Kiester food shelf.

Margaret was born August 23, 1920, in Mauston, WI, the daughter of Richard C. Kastner and Selma B. Hagen. She spent the first 15 years of her life in Mauston before moving to Kiester. She was united in marriage to Elmer Simonson on August 11, 1939, and to this union 4 children were born. Margaret worked as a news reporter for the Kiester Courier Sentinel for many years. She enjoyed making quilts, gardening, and canning.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer in 1998; mother-in-law and father-in-law; sisters: Vera and Doris; brothers: Willard and Carl; infant grandchildren: Caren in 1962, Rita in 1969, and Chad in 1974.

Margaret is survived by her children: Cecil (Carol) Simonson of Kiester, MN, Donna Hollrah of Albert Lea, MN, Barbara Engebretson of Albert Lea, MN, and Rose (Nick) Naselli of Mundelein, IL; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Selma Engebretson of Albert Lea, MN, and brother, Richard Kastner in Texas.