Margaret ‘Peggy’ Klinsing

Margaret Louise “Peggy” Klinsing, 69, Ihlen, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Margaret Reisch was born July 29, 1949, to Marcel and Eileen (Magnuson) Reisch in Howard, South Dakota. She was raised in Howard and attended St. Agatha Catholic School through her junior year when the school closed. She then attended Howard Public School, graduating in 1967. After graduation she worked as a telephone operator in Luverne until she moved to Pipestone in the mid-70s. At that time, she worked at Pipestone Federal Savings and Loan. She attended college at Southwest State in Marshall and graduated with a double degree in business administration and accounting.

She married Robert Klinsing on Sept. 4, 1981, at Zion Methodist Church in Pipestone. After their marriage, she was employed as a CPA for David Meulebroeck until 1987 when she began teaching accounting at Pipestone Vo-Tech. She worked there until 2002 when she pursued a master’s degree from SDSU in Brookings. In 2004 she began working for Gorter’s Clay and Dairy as a business manager and worked there until this time. In March of 2018 she began having health problems including cancer. 

Peggy was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in rural Pipestone where she served as treasurer. In years past she and Bob were members and board members of Zion Methodist in Pipestone. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and served for many years on the Habitat for Humanity board. She was active in the community and participated in the Pipestone Chamber of Commerce annual chili feeds. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, leading music for Bible school, creating crafts, and aquanastics. Peggy and Bob enjoyed vacationing at Glacier National Park. 

Peggy is survived by her husband, Bob, of Ihlen; four children, Chad (Jenn) Klinsing of Sioux Falls, and their daughter Kiah, Melissa (Lee) Engler of Eden Prairie and their children Henry and Eleanor, Grant (Kala) Klinsing of Eden Prairie and their children Kyan and Gwendalynn, and Blake (Teri) Klinsing of Pipestone and their children Colter and Emberly; siblings Barb (Gary) Mensen of Lubbock, Texas, Pat (Cliff) Roush of Liberty, Missouri, Kelly Richmond of Raymore, Missouri, Mary Jo (Gale) Benson of Sioux Falls, Mike (Kathy) Reisch of Sioux Falls, Michelle Rozeboom of Garretson, South Dakota, Terry (Lou) Reisch of Luverne, Jerry (Christy) Reisch of Luverne, and Paula (Kevin) Spykerboer of Rock Rapids, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Sandy Reisch of Luverne; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James Reisch.

Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne,

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