P. Pinkerton Erzinger
Feb 1, 2012
Green Bay Press-Gazette .
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
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 www.facebook.com/pegbobbyerzinger to post photos and
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.
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