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Margaret R. Halblom

Des Moines

Margaret Halblom, 98, passed away May 8, 2014. Her memorial service, officiated by Father Mark Neal, will be at 10 a.m., Monday, May 12 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.

Margaret Ruth Halblom, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Mackey) Larsen, was born August 7, 1915 in Newell, Iowa. She attended Buena Vista College and the Iowa State Teacher's College. Margaret lived in Des Moines since 1946, and worked for Katz Drug, J.C. Penney, and Colonial Bread. She was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; daughter, Lorna Jean Cyrus; and an infant brother.

Margaret is remembered by her son, Jim (LeeAnne) Lee of Des Moines; two step-daughters, Becky (Dave) Camp of Carlisle and Dixie (Gary) Rogers; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Bill) Frohnen of California and Josephine (Joe) Fitzpatrick of West Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Theresa's Catholic Church.

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Published in Des Moines Register from May 10 to May 11, 2014
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