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.Margaret P. Pinkerton Erzinger  .

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. Feb 1, 2012  .
. Green Bay Press-Gazette .

April 25, 1929 - January 29, 2012

Margaret ( Peg) Pinkerton Erzinger, 82, died on January 29, 2012, at her home at Kelly Lake, surrounded by all her children and grandchildren. She was born April 25, 1929, in Chicago Illinois to Ralph and Margaret (Nichol) Pinkerton. She was a graduate of South Shore High School and attended Montecello College and the University of Georgia.

On October 11, 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Howard F. Erzinger in Chicago Il. She had, and is survived by her four children: Pamela Remick, Bemidji, MN; Douglas (Denise) Erzinger, Hanover Park, Il; Kim (Gary) Fontaine, Green Bay WI; Kurt (Susan) Erzinger, Kelly Lake WI. She loved and spoiled her ten grandchildren- Kimberly, Matt, Kirby, Kelly, Stacey, Neil, Eric, Cody, Erin and Jackie, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear brother-in-law, Robert (Marijo) Erzinger.

Peg had a great love of life and an inquisitive nature, which lead her to many interests, such as: travel to dozens of countries; giving of her time to others, especially to Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, WI , where she founded the Volunteer Unit well as serving as longtime president; painting; swimming (and an accomplished diver); fishing, where her skill even impressed her father in law, “Grumpy” Erzinger; and one of her greatest loves, cooking, where she was unrivaled as a hostess and creator of such family classics as “ Chic Tet”, turkey soup, and her famous cheesy potatoes.

Peg and her husband retired to Kelly Lake in 1982 in the dream home they had designed together in 1967. She continued to live there after Howard’s death on February 20, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Nancy (Bob) Hayden.

Cremation by Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring WI, with a memorial service to be held on Memorial Day weekend 2012 at Kelly Lake. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established through Associated Bank. Please visit to post photos and comments.

We love you Mom, and are so glad we could honor your wishes to leave this world at home with all of us by your side, singing along with Sinatra and sharing stories as you prepared for your journey to be reunited with Dad. We are all better people for your wisdom, firm guidance and love of life. We will miss you so very much.