Margaret E. Kirby, 92

Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Kirby, age 92, of Winsted, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at her residence with her loving family by her side.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted, with private inurnment in Watertown Public Cemetery. Pastor Dave Hormann will officiate.

Visitation will take place Saturday, Feb. 20 at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

She was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Virginia, MN, the daughter of Palmer and Anna (Boutto) Amundson.

Margaret Amundson and Donald Kirby were joined in holy marriage, April 23, 1949, in Monrovia, CA. God blessed their marriage with seven children. Her husband preceded her in death, Feb. 27, 2004.

She was employed at Tonka Toys in Mound for many years.

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 is 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; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother: John (Sharon) Amundson of Virginia, MN; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by son, Jeffrey Kirby; son-in-law, David Helmbrecht; her parents; and by four brothers: Palmer, James, Ronald, and Mike Amundson.

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