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Margaret Elizabeth Eggleston

April 5, 1919 October 20, 2006
Margaret Elizabeth Eggleston
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Worthington, Minnesota        Margaret Elizabeth Rohwedder Eggleston, 87, was born on April 5, 1919, in rural Round Lake, Jackson County, MN.  She was the first born daughter of William and Amanda Steffen Rohwedder.  Margaret grew up on farms in the Round Lake and Iona, MN areas.  She attended school in Round Lake, graduating in 1938.  As a senior, she was awarded the American Legion Certificate of School Award.     Margaret married Glen E. Eggleston, Sr., on July 17, 1938, in Sioux Valley, MN.  They lived in Worthington, MN, over 53 years.  Glen passed away on September 6, 1991.     Margaret was a homemaker most of her life, raising eight children.  In later years, she worked at Wolff’s Department Store, Sather’s, and The Thompson Hotel.  She was a member of The Degree of Honor, Royal Neighbors, the Neighborhood Birthday Group, the Ladies’ Groups at her church, and the Worthington Hospital Auxiliary.     Margaret was a resident of the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN, for the past seven years.  She passed away there on Friday, October 20, 2006.     Margaret is survived by six of her children, Dorothy (Ray) Hindt, of Council Bluffs, IA, Glen (Carol) Eggleston, Jr., of Worthington, MN, Patricia (Bud) Henderschiedt, of Worthington, MN, Richard (Dottie) Eggleston, of Olympia, WA, Marcy (Gerald) Allred, of Des Moines, IA, and William C. Eggleston, of Manchester, NH; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, and two sisters, Dorothy (Cal) Baker, of Sacramento, CA, and Corrine Kruse, of Glendale, AZ.  She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Wayne and Timothy; her parents; three grandchildren, Amanda Eggleston, Julie Hindt Freuck, and Roxanne Taylor; one sister, Helen Luft, and one brother, Willis Rohwedder.     Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with Ed Hudgins and Dan Beerman officiating.  Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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