Margaret Marie Perry of Mora, formerly of Palisade, died on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Rock – Ingebrand Chapel in Braham.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home on Saturday.
INURNMENT will be in the Grasston Union Cemetery.
Margaret “Muggs” Marie Perry, 89, formerly of Palisade and Montrose, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora, following a short illness.
Margaret was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 25, 1925 to Walter and Lydia Hallden. When Margaret was 3 years old her father died and she came to Minnesota where she lived with her maternal grandparents on the family farm in Grass Lake Township. Margaret grew up with her uncles and cousins. She attended Morse Country School and loved the farm. She spent most of her time with the horses and cows. When Margaret was 15 she moved to Michigan to live with her mother. She bought her first horse, Duke, and kept him for many years. Margaret moved back to Minnesota, bringing Duke with her. She moved to Talmoon with her aunts and uncles where she met her first husband, Al Perry.
Al moved to Alaska and asked Margaret to come there and marry him. She packed up Duke and went to Alaska. Margaret, Al and Duke lived there for several years and eventually came back to Talmoon. Margaret bought a farm in Osseo where she raised horses and worked at Honeywell. Margaret and Al divorced, but she and Duke and the other horses continued to live on the farm for several years.
Margaret met Al Wredberg and together they raised and showed horses. They sold the farm in Osseo and moved to Montrose. Margaret bred, trained and showed Arabian horses for many years. She also raised chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, and a cow or two. Margaret’s home was always open to anyone who wanted to spend time with her and her animals. She always welcomed kids who had an interest in horses, and taught them how to care for animals. She shared her love of animals and together she and the kids would throw bales of hay, groom and ride horse together. Margaret and Al moved to a farm near Palisade when they retired. They brought horses, chickens, and dogs with them.
Margaret was always ready for an adventure. She had a quick smile and a twinkle in her eye that would let you know that something interesting was about to happen. She had a lot of energy and always wanted to keep busy. Margaret moved to Eastwood Senior Living in Mora in April, 2014. Margaret will be missed by all who knew her. Life is going to be a little more boring without her.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Walter Hallden and Lydia Trusler; three brothers; her life partner Allen Wredberg; and several aunts and uncles.
She is survived by brother Ray Lee Trusler of Ohio; sister Linda Kasat of Michigan; Minnesota cousins including Betty Strandlund, Margie Maas, Betty Lou Ferrin, Mary (Denny) DeRyuck, Fred (Sandy) Strand, Allan (Iyla) Zarth, Steve Zarth, Gill (Nancy) Strand, Kevin (Laura) Strand, Diane (Tom) Gibas; many other cousins in Minnesota, Michigan, California and Montana; nieces, nephews; special friends Diane (Harvey) Hohenstein and Ed Sharp; and many other friends and extended family.