In a farmhouse south of Carlton, MN, Margaret Louise was born to Jesse and Jennie Wigg, on March 21, 1921. Over the next 100 years Margaret would rise up as a true example of grit, stamina and strength gained through adversity. Though Margaret lived her last 50 years in Duluth, she enjoyed weekly drives to her childhood neighborhood, recalling the beginning of many lifelong friendships and the warmth of country gatherings while growing up. On June 21, 2021, she finally bowed to God's final call to come to her Heavenly home in Glory,
Some years after graduating from Carlton High School, Margaret met her future husband, Irvin, who had just returned from service in World War II. They were married on May 22, 1948 and experienced 52 years of trust and devotion, until Irvin's death in 2001.
Margaret's many personal interests included sewing, advocating for health, organizing annual family reunions, cooking and catering events. She was famous for her homemade pies and dinner rolls and could make the tastiest meal from leftover scraps. She especially enjoyed using her cooking and serving skills as a member of Mount of Olives Baptist Church. Margaret also found great joy in camping, traveling and relaxing at Caribou Lake with family.
Her employed years included creating delicious meals at Lake Venoah, nursing TB patients at Nopeming, and being a lab tech at the Duluth Clinic.
Even though her resources were limited, she found limitless personal value in being of service and generously invested in the lives of others. She offered a supportive spirit and an understanding heart, and found ways to insert her quick wit in all things.
Though deeply aware of her insufficiencies she felt driven with a holy purpose to point searching souls to Jesus and to boldly declare that her God was real, as was his offer of love and forgiveness. Margaret's family has heard testimonies from many who have been profoundly influenced by her life, who now share the hope of Jesus with her, and the certainty of a heavenly home.
Margaret's memory lives on in her daughter, Colleen (Bill) Peterson; son, Gordon Lindevig; grandchildren, Chad (Charity) Peterson, Jason (Tricia) Peterson, Tanya (Mark) Yelton, and Jesse Peterson; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Myrtle (George) Miller and Carol (Jerry) Sheetz; and many more relatives and friends.
A private family service will be held.