Margaret Marie Plagmann, 89, of Grinnell, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Grinnell Regional Hospital. Margaret was born in July 1924 in Lincoln Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa, the daughter of Harlan James and Myra Hollingsworth Hillman. She attended Morgan Rural School and graduated from Deep River High School in 1941. She also graduated from Coe College, with a nursing degree in 1945. Margaret married Gale M. Plagmann on June 26, 1947. They lived most of their married life in California in Sunnyvale and Arroyo Grande. Margaret returned to Iowa in 2000, after Gale passed away in 1997. Margaret was a nurse for a number of years. She enjoyed sewing, tending her rose garden, knitting, quilting, baking and lapidary work '? she excelled in all of these. She was a member of the United Church of Deep River in Deep River, Iowa. Margaret is survived by two sons David of Grover Beach and Tom of Nipomo; four grandchildren Jennifer Varney, Maegann Plagmann, Dakota Plagmann and Andrew Rusconi; and four great-grandchildren all of California; sister in-law, Virginia Hillman of Springfield, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gale Plagmann; sister, Virginia Pierce; and brother, James Hillman. Visitation will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Kloster Funeral Home, 298 W. Washington St. in Marengo, Iowa, with a graveside service at noon at the Marengo Cemetery, also in Marengo. Reverend Kirsten Klepfer will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Grinnell Regional Hospice in Grinnell, Iowa. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Sept. 11, 2013