Margaret Ferrin was born on October 22, 1927 daughter to Byron and Alice (Anderson) Furgason and passed away peacefully on January 2, 2013 at Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna Nebraska. .
She grew up in the Quimby/Cherokee area and graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1947. She worked as a dental assistant with Dr. McCallister& also worked at Royer Jewelry for a short time.While in the 4th grade Margaret met her future husband Clifford and it is even rumored that there was a playground kiss. On April 17, 1948 they were united in marriage and took up residence on the family farm in rural Marcus, Ia.
In addition to working on the dairy farm and raising 5 children,Margaret was a very good seamstress. She made family clothing, quilts, and shared her talents with a couple of businesses in Cherokee & her church. Margaret & Clifford enjoyed old time dancing, often traveling great distances to attend. She was very involved at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and holding offices on local and state women's organizations. She was also a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and sharing her Swedish heritage with family and friends. No one canned pickles like Margaret Ferrin!
Margaret taught her family about faith, honesty, hard work and sacrifice, always willing to help those in need be it family, friends or strangers.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Byron and Alice, Brother Clinton Furgason, Sister Leona Engdahl, and her husband Clifford Ferrin.
She will lovingly be remembered by her children Linda (Ferrin) Lair and her husband Jim of Omaha, NE,Louise Ferrin of Sibley, IA,Joelene (Ferrin) Ewers of St. Petersburg, FL,Marilyn(Ferrin) Kofmehl and husband Steve of Adel, IA,and Charles Ferrin and wife Debbie of Firestone, CO. Her grandchildren Sarah Steward, Jonah Ferrin, Jered Ferrin, Ben Newcomb, Amber Daod, Karl Kofmehl, Anne Kofmehl, Kristen McCurdy, and Calie Smith. She had 7 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa.
Pastor Elizabeth Pfeifle
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 11, 2013. The family will be present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus.
Processional: 'Blest Be the Tie that Bind' by the congregation
'Abide With Me' by Marilyn Kofmehl
'Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone' by Deborah Ferrin and Callie Smith
Special Musical Tribute: by Karl Kofmehl
Recessional: 'God Be With You T'll We Meet Again' by Linda, Luci, Jo, and Marilyn
Oak Hill Cemetery
The family will have a private family burial prior to the service.