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Margaret Annie Franzen PETERSON


1918 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Margaret Annie Franzen PETERSON Obituary
PETERSON, Margaret Annie Franzen

Margaret Annie Franzen Peterson, beloved wife of Lambert Peterson, departed for her heavenly journey Wednesday, June 4th. In addition to her husband of 73 years, she is survived by sisters Eloise Chambers of Ft. Worth, and Vera Law of Taylor; brother Eric Franzen of Singer, LA; numerous great and great great nieces and nephews; several cousins in Texas and Sweden; and scores of friends.

Margaret was born on June 20, 1918 in Taylor, Texas, the daughter of Andrew John Franzen and Signe Johnson Franzen. She met the love of her life Lambert Peterson while in high school but didn't marry until June 20, 1940 on Margaret's birthday. The young couple worked hard to save money before marrying. Margaret had many jobs in her lifetime. Her favorite was the time spent with the State and at the Widows of the Civil War Veterans Home. Margaret was an avid gardener, masterful cook, world traveler, devoted church member, loving spouse, cherished friend, and founder of the Williamson County VASA.

Proud of their heritage, the Petersons traveled to Sweden numerous times visiting family members. They also enjoyed traveling in America, visiting Las Vegas 27 times. Margaret was a member of Palm Valley Lutheran Church and served on numerous committees. She was especially known for her dessert preparing expertise. Margaret shared her historical knowledge and was a member of and the Rebecca Lodge, IOOF.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Anton and Walden Franzen; sisters Evelyn Clary, Dorothy Thaler, Doris Smith, and Bert Miller Bradley.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 8th from 2 to 4 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home on FM 620 in Round Rock. Services and burial will be Monday, June 9th at 10 a.m. at Palm Valley Lutheran Church 2500 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 7 to June 13, 2014
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