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Margaret Louise Ferrin

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Margaret Louise Ferrin, age 85 of Gretna, Neb. and formerly of Marcus, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, Neb. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.

Pastor Elizabeth Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Margaret Ferrin was born on Oct. 22, 1927 daughter to Byron and Alice (Anderson) Furgason and passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2013 at Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, Neb.

She grew up in the Quimby/Cherokee area and graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1947. She worked as a dental assistant with Dr. McCallister and also worked at Royer Jewelry for a short time. While in the 4th grade Margaret met her future husband Clifford and it is even rumored that there was a playground kiss.

On April 17, 1948 they were united in marriage and took up residence on the family farm in rural Marcus.

In addition to working on the dairy farm and raising five children, Margaret was a very good seamstress. She made family clothing, quilts, and shared her talents with a couple of businesses in Cherokee and her church. Margaret and Clifford enjoyed old time dancing, often traveling great distances to attend. She was very involved at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and holding offices on local and state women's organizations. She was also a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and sharing her Swedish heritage with family and friends.

No one canned pickles like Margaret Ferrin!

Margaret taught her family about faith, honesty, hard work and sacrifice, always willing to help those in need be it family, friends or strangers.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Byron and Alice, Brother Clinton Furgason, Sister Leona Engdahl, and her husband Clifford Ferrin.

She will lovingly be remembered by her children Linda (Ferrin) Lair and her husband Jim of Omaha, Neb.,Louise Ferrin of Sibley, Joelene (Ferrin) Ewers of St. Petersburg, Fla., Marilyn(Ferrin) Kofmehl and husband Steve of Adel, and Charles Ferrin and wife Debbie of Firestone, Colo.

Her grandchildren Sarah Steward, Jonah Ferrin, Jered Ferrin, Ben Newcomb, Amber Daod, Karl Kofmehl, Anne Kofmehl, Kristen McCurdy, and Calie Smith. She had seven great grandchildren, as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.