Seward resident, Margaret "Peggy" Massingale, 73, died Tuesday Oct. 26, 2010, at the Seward Providence Medical Center in Seward with her family by her side.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at the Seward Assembly of God, 437 2nd Ave., in Seward.
Ms. Massingale was born June 12, 1937, in Wisconsin where she graduated high school. In 1975 she moved to Alaska. She lived in Homer from 1975 from 1981, moved to the Kenai and Soldotna area from 1981 to 1984, after living in Kenai and Soldotna she moved to Anchorage for six years. After living in Anchorage she moved to Seward where she has lived ever since.
Ms. Massingale worked for the VFW, American Legion, The Maverick Bar in Soldotna, and the Porpouse Room in Homer. She retired from The Food Servers of America. She was a member of the VFW and was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
The family wrote, "Peggy had a very witty personality. She could tell a joke and make a whole bar grab their sides. She was very kind, but you wouldn't want to make her mad. She was always a lady, but she could run off the biggest sailor that was causing problems and never missed a beat. She helped a lot of people with their problems. She was a proud and strong woman. I was proud to be called her daughter. She will be missed by all who loved her."
She is survived by her sister, Marlene Dejarlis, of Auburn, Wash.; brother, Glenn , of Wisconsin; daughters, Rachelle Armstrong, of Seward, and Laurel, of Washington; son, Theodore Runtz, of California; granddaughter, Lisa Rotzebeck, of Seward; grandson, Tyler Hall, of Seward; great grandchildren, Serena and Jazmin, of Seward; and Alya, Dana, Kelsy and Jordan, all of Washington; nieces, Danny Nicky, of Washington; brother-in-law, Jerry Dejarlis, of Washington; and son-in-law San Armstrong, of Seward.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Peggy C/O Rachelle Armstrong to P.O. Box 1472 Seward, Alaska 99664.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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