August 21, 1928 – February 10, 2021
Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Kirby, age 92, of Winsted
passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her residence
with her loving family by her side. She was born on August
21, 1928 in Virginia, Minnesota the daughter of Palmer and
Anna (Boutto) Amundson. On April 23, 1949, Margaret
Amundson and Donald Kirby were joined in holy marriage in
Monrovia, California. God blessed their marriage with seven
children. Her husband, Donald G. Kirby, preceded his wife in
death on February 27, 2004. She was employed at Tonka Toys
in Mound for many years and also cleaned the Hollywood Sports Complex for Joe Swartzer.
Margaret enjoyed going to Lake
Vermillion and visiting with her relatives. She was also fond
of the hunting cabin near Aitkin, cooking, camping, trips
to the casino, gardening and spending time with family
especially her grandchildren! She was a faithful member of St.
John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.
Margaret also belonged to the Legion Auxiliary in Delano.
Survived by her loving children: Kaye Helmbrecht of
Delano, Margaret (Richard) Jensen of Coon Rapids, Theresa
(Arthur) Wemhoff of Winsted, Dwight (Teresa) Kirby of Isanti,
Charles (Jean) Kirby of Waverly and Wendy (Lee) Hertzog of
Winsted; 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three
great, great grandchildren; brother: John (Sharon) Amundson
of Virginia, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews and cousins
In addition to her husband, Margaret was preceded in
death by a son: Jeffrey Kirby; son-in-law: David Helmbrecht;
her parents; and four brothers: Palmer, James, Ronald and
Mike Amundson and by a granddaughter-in-law Heather Helmbrecht.