Margaret A. Linquist
December 29, 1929 - December 6, 2017

Margaret A. Linquist

Margaret A. Linquist
Dec 29, 1929 - Dec 6, 2017

Margaret A. Linquist

Margaret Ann Linquist, daughter of Clyde and Jenny (Middleton) Grape, was born on December 29, 1929 in Riverton, Iowa. Margaret entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Red Oak, Iowa at the blessed age of 87.

Margaret's early years were spent in Fremont County, Mineola and Coburg. She graduated from Coburg High School with the Class of 1947. She was united in marriage to Wayne Johnson, who preceded her in death. On November 24, 1978 she married Jack Linquist at the Nyman Church in Rural Essex, Iowa.

During her working years, Margaret worked for Montgomery County National Bank from 1961 until 1986. She later co-owned Second Hand Rose in Shenandoah from 1986 until 2013. She also held the titles of Certified Financial Planner and had obtained her Realtors License. Spending time with her family brought her much joy. Margaret attended the Nishna Valley Christian Church, a former State Council President of the National Association of Business Women and was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Foundation when she worked at the bank.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, first husband; Wayne Johnson, sisters; Alta Moore and Kathy Allumbaugh, and brother Bob Grape.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband of 39 years; Jack Linquist of Shenandoah, son; Dennis Johnson and wife Ardith of Shenandoah, IA and their son Jammie Johnson and wife Jennifer, son; Tim Johnson and wife Donna of Stanton, IA and their children Troy Johnson, Casey Johnson and wife Joletta, Rachel Fidler and husband William and Rhonda Everett and husband Mark, son; Matt Johnson and wife Janine of Essex, IA and their children Zach, Alex and Elise Dailey, son; Charles Linquist and wife Rebecca of California and their children Kristofer Linquist and Alicia Tetlak and husband Jason, daughter; Carol Canington and husband Tony of Cairo, GA and their child Daniel Halverson and wife Kelsey, son; David Linquist of Jacksonville, FL and his children Megan Nau and husband Chris and Zachary Linquist, daughter; Trixie Asher and husband Dan of Odessa, MO and their children Jacob Asher and wife Susan, Kassia Sorrell and husband Aaron, Owen and Ellie Hodges, Leah Fry and husband Nate and Alayna Asher, daughter; Jackie Bryan and husband Mike of Spencer, IA and their children Emily, Carli and Austin, great-grandchildren; Angel and Janessa Johnson, Emma, Daniel and James Asher, Roselynn and Brooklynn Sorrell, Easton and Cheyanne Hodges, Jaden Johnson, Trevor and LeAnne Johnson, Jeffery, Jaycee and Jeremiah Fidler, Ryan Bowers, Brayden Tillman, Mark, Megan and Kambrya Everett, Claire and Jack Halverson and Madeline and Kellen Nau, sister; Marjorie Priest of Shenandoah, brother; Edward Grape of Lyons, CO; other relatives and a host of friends.

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah.

Visitation with the family will be held 10:00 am until 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah.

Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed the Nishna Valley Christian Church or the Presbyterian Church of Shenandoah.


Sandi. K. " Burr" on Jan 15, 2018

CandleLinguist Family my thoughts & prayers go out to you. Margaret was such a lovely lady. And I was proud to know her all the yrs I did. God bless her & family..
Sandi K. "Burr"

Vickie Glassinger on Dec 12, 2017

Jack and Family, Our condolence to your family for the loss of Margaret. She was a very nice lady. Wayne & Vickie Glassinger

Rick Sleyster on Dec 11, 2017

Jack and family...Margaret was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. You all are in my prayers. Rick Sleyster

Deanna (Waller) Stevens on Dec 9, 2017

Jack, Matt, Jackie-
You are in my prayers. Margaret was such a classy person. She always had a kind word for everyone.

Teresa kirchert reitzler on Dec 9, 2017

Jack and family so sorry to see that Margaret has passed my thoughts are with you, Teresa kirchert reitzlert tell your kids hi

Jan Frank-de Ois on Dec 9, 2017

Margaret was such an elegant Lady with a kind heart. She will be missed.

Barb Cunningham on Dec 9, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sweet lady.

Ardi Johnson on Dec 8, 2017

Margaret will be missed by many. I will miss the good times we had. She loved the poems I wrote and enjoyed the pictures of the grandkids. She had a beautiful smile and an even more beautiful heart. May she rest in peace.

Connie Scotton Plank on Dec 8, 2017

Jack, I am saddened by Margaret's death. Take care of yourself now! The two of you were such good friends to me!

Connie Patterson on Dec 8, 2017

I loved her and will have an empty spot that was always filled with a smile when she was around. She has no idea how much she helped me through some rough times by simply being the loving person she was. I am so happy I was able to spend some time with her recently. Jack, you took such good care of her. God bless you and God Bless Margaret. I will miss her. But she is in the arms of the Lord and still has that smile I'm sure.

Kelly Maynes on Dec 8, 2017

Jack, I am so sorry for your loss. Margaret had a special place in my heart. I loved her as if she were my own family. I always looked forward to seeing her and always enjoyed our conversations. She will be greatly missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and if you need me for anything at all - just get ahold of me. Be glad to help out anyway that I can.

Melissa (Gleason) Thomas on Dec 8, 2017

CandleJack and family, I am so saddened about Margaret's passing. She was such a kind-hearted lady, always with a smile on her face. She will be missed and you are in my thoughts.

terry Fetz on Dec 7, 2017

God bless her and her soul no more pain for her she has now gain her wings very sweet lady i ever seen attend Nishna Valley Christian Church sometime she would be there for wed night supper and bible study also church on sunday morning she will never be forgetten Ronald & terri ann Fetz



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Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
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Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
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