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.
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