FAIRMONT - A celebration of life service for Margaret "Peg" Sagissor, 79, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Fairmont, Minn., will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont. Inurnment will be in Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Margaret passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls.
Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Margaret Irene (Sundberg) Sagissor was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Ceylon, Minn., the daughter of Carl and Elsie (Palmer) Sundberg. She graduated from Fairmont High School in 1950. She later graduated from nurse's training at St. Marys in Rochester, Minn., in 1953. Margaret married Frederick Sagissor on Dec. 19, 1954. She worked as a registered nurse in hospitals in Rochester, Minn., Fairmont, Minn., Poplar, Mont., and 21 years at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center.
Margaret was a member of the Fairmont United Methodist Church in Fairmont. She did volunteer work for RSVP and the Salvation Army. In her spare time, Margaret enjoyed painting, playing Scrabble, fishing, working crosswords and writing poetry until her eyesight failed her. She had a tremendous love for animals both large and small and was an avid bird watcher.
When her eyesight failed, Margaret moved to California with her daughter Linda. When her overall health began to decline, she wanted to return to the Midwest. Linda and Margaret moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., until Margaret needed full-time care. She resided first in St. James, Minn., at the Good Samaritan Pleasant View and finally Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Margaret and her family appreciate the loving kindness and care from the many nurses and staff that she came to call "friend." Margaret lived a full life and was blessed as was her family who received her unconditional love. She will be greatly missed by those that returned that love and called her friend.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jennifer Graham and partner Susan Culp of Lino Lakes, Minn., Nancy Anacker and special friend, Thomas Auen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Linda (Stolz) Gambon and her husband, Roger of Oxnard, Calif., and John Sagissor and his wife, Jennifer of Reedsburg, Wis.; seven grandchildren and their families, Jeremy Anacker and his wife, Susan and their children, Jackson and Lauren of Sioux Falls, S.D., Joshua Anacker and special friend, Julie Allen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Matthew Stolz and his fiance Rachelle Parent of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Megan Stolz and her fianc, Daniel Reidy of Oxnard, Calif., Justin Sagissor of Reedsburg, Wis., Joshua Sagissor and his wife, Ekatrina of Madison, Wis., and Bethany Sagissor of Reedsburg, Wis.; two sisters, Jeanne Celander and her husband, Vincent of Belle Plaine, Minn., and Janice Walker and her husband, Ron Bianchetto of Cambria, Calif.; close cousin, Maureen Wendell of Fairmont, Minn.; former sons-in-law, Kevin Rubedor of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Rodney Anacker of Sioux Falls, S.D.; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Carla and Elsie Sundberg; Margaret was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Sundberg; former son-in-law, Robert Stolz; and former husband, Frederick Sagissor.