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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

further survive.

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.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ronda (D) Greg Wemhoff

    Our condolences to the whole Kirby family. Peggy was a beautiful person inside and out, and a pleasure to know. She will be deeply missed. R.I.P beautiful lady. I know you are flying with the angels, you will be deeply missed. ?

  2. Judy (Knott) Pool

    Dear Kirby Family!
    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom! Sending all my love & prayers to all of you!

  3. Kaye

    Miss you Mom… I still dial your number….

  4. Troy Amundson

    If anyone deserves a place it heaven it is my aunt Peggy. She was a good person throughout her live and left a legacy of a loving family!


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