Margaret K. “Peggy” Christensen, 60, of Wessington, died Sunday, Oct. 28, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Peggy’s memorial Mass will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wessington Community Center in Wessington. There will be a Christian wake service Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. A lunch and time for fellowship will follow the services.
Margaret Kathryn Heim “Peggy” was born to Ignatius and Myrn (Sparling) Heim on Nov. 24, 1951. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Boarding School in Zell, and attended and graduated from Cresbard High School in 1970.
Peggy worked at Control Data Corporation in Aberdeen, and married Larry Duane Harmon from Chelsea, Oct. 12, 1973. Larry was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on Jan. 26, 1975, near Eagle Butte. To this union a beautiful baby girl was born on Aug. 4, 1975, NaLani Lar Ray Harmon.
Peggy married John Christensen Jan. 8, 1983. They lived near Wessington and raised Simmental cattle. They formed 3C Christensen Ranch and built a home on Liberty Hill.
Survived by her husband, John; three daughters: NaLani and her husband Rick, (children Nalea, Chase and Swayzee), Cam and fiancé Tyler Fagerhaug, Carly and boyfriend Wyatt McKenney; Edna Hawley who was like a grandma to all. First father-in-law Lloyd Harmon of Aberdeen; brother, Merrill and wife, Cindy Heim, and nephew, Jake of Rapid City; sister, Mary Ann Peterson (Kate, Anna and Paul, and Sam); brother, Leonard and wife, Jeannie, (Ryan and Sara, Jacqualan and Shawn, Hilary and Todd, Chris and Meggan, Sarah and Jordan, Alex and Cassie); brother, Nick and wife Eiko (Jennifer and Emma); sister-in-law, Evie (Chad and Amy, Tonya and Brad, Shannon and Andy, Michael); brother-in-law, Chris and wife Sheila (Bryan and Lynette, Amy and Alex); sister-in-law, Nyla and husband, Jens, (Brent and Kim, Aaron) (JC and Rochelle).
Proceeded in death by parents, Naish and Myrn Heim; brother, Tony Heim; nephew, Cody Heim; first husband, Larry Harmon; first mother-in-law, Thelda Harmon; mother and father-in-law Elisabeth and Jens Christensen.