Margaret (Hiemstra) Pelz was born on July 21, 1926, at Oskaloosa, Iowa,
to parents William and Lena (Bosvold) Hiemstra. She was one of three siblings.Arrangements by Lynner Funeral Home Since 1891
She married Harold E. Pelz on June 21, 1949, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This marriage was blessed with three children:
Marguerite, Carol, and Dale. Margaret and Harold lived in the Redwood Falls-Delhi-Wabasso, Minnesota areas before
moving to Hanley Falls, Minnesota, in the early 1960s. They remained there until their move to the Valhalla
Apartments in Clarkfield, Minnesota, in 1996.
Margaret was a member of the Clarkfield United Methodist Church. She was President of the United Methodist Women's
Group. She was very involved at Valhalla, where she helped with the 'card recycling' and was a Tenants
Representative on the Valhalla Task Force. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering. Often she would be in the
apartment lobby visiting or sharing a friendly wave.
Margaret entered the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota, the week of August 13th for surgery. She passed
away Sunday evening, August 20, 2000, at the age of 74 years and 1 month.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Harold, who now is a resident of the Clarkfield Care Center, and her
children: Marguerite (and John) Altmann of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, Carol (and Mark) Long of Clarkfield,
Minnesota, and Dale Pelz of Northfield, Minnesota. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and a sister Elsie
Fisher of Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and brother William Hiemstra, Jr.
Blessed be the memory of Margaret Pelz - wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.
Wednesday, August 23, 2000 * 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Prayer Service 6:30 p.m.
Lynner Funeral Home, Clarkfield,
Thursday, August 24, 2000 * 10:30 a.m.
Clarkfield United Methodist Church, Clarkfield, Minnesota
Officiating, Pastor Heather E. McKee
Organist, Troy Nordaune
Honorary Casket Bearers
Julie Altmann, Melissa Roder,
John Altmann, Larry Altmann
Michael Altmann, Mark Long
Anthony Roder, Matthew Roder
Final Resting Place
Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens,
"Garden of the Cross"
Camp Release Township,
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota