Margaret Ann (Cosgrove) Ohlson

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Margaret Ann (Cosgrove) Ohlson of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Storm Lake and Cherokee,88,passed away January 11, 2014 at her daughter Ann's home in San Antonio. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Dan Guenther will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be a celebration of Margaret's life on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 5- 8 p.m. at the Aurelia Golf Course, with the family present during that time. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Margaret Ann (Cosgrove) was born in Cherokee on July 6, 1925, to the late Peter L. and Agnes (Collins) Cosgrove. She graduated from Immaculate Conception School in 1942 as valedictorian. After attending Clarke College in Dubuque, Margaret taught one year of English at the high school in Meriden. Margaret then attended Creighton Law School in Lincoln, Nebraska, and she later earned a bachelor of education degree from Buena Vista College and a masters in business degree from Drake University.

Margaret was married in 1946 to the late Gus W. Ohlson. She taught first grade and high school business classes in Aurelia and business classes at the Iowa Lakes Community College in Storm Lake and touched and influenced many lives through her many years of teaching.

Marg was a loving mother, grandmother, and loyal friend. She was an active member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake and volunteered regularly. She loved traveling, playing cards, dancing, reading , and living on the lake, and her family was the focal point of her life.

Margaret is survived by her brother, Peter Cosgrove of Cherokee; four children, Ann (Martin) of San Antonio, Candace Kluesner (James) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Matthew (Kathleen) of Austin, Texas, and Mark (Zo) of Aurelia; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean McCullough.