MADISON – Peggy R Martin, age 70, passed away peacefully Wednesday,Oct. 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Peggy now born in Madison, on Aug. 12, 1943, daughter to Clarence andMarian (Quale) Martin. She graduated from Madison West High School in1962. Her dedication to furthering her education did not end there asshe obtained an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in businessfrom Edgewood College later in her life, instilling in those sheinfluenced an appreciation that remains to this day.
Peggy had a zeal for life and a true passion for music, writing andthe arts. Throughout her professional career she made her mark in boththe design field as well as the creative end of the Marketingprofession. This passion extended far beyond her career as she tookgreat pleasure in attending musical acts, art shows and theater. Sheinfluenced all those around her in this regard and the values andtalents surrounding such were passed down to her children, grandchildrenand many friends.
More than anything in Peggy’s life she enjoyed spending time with herfamily and friends. Her laughter and true love for those around her nowcontagious and she made no apologies for her expressions of this. Herconcerns were not her own but rather for those she loved and she exposeda charitable heart in each day of her life. She brightened the room withher smile and her true compassion for others. Although her time on thisearth now far too short, the impact she made will last an eternity. Herfamily and friends were her life.
Peggy now preceded in death by her loving parents; and amazingsister, Nancy (Harris). She is survived by her brother, John Martin;sister, Patricia (Kinney); her children, Heather (Sorensen) andChristopher McGrath; and her grandchildren, Colin Stachurski, HillaryStachurski, Caitlin McGrath, Griffin McGrath, Cooper Sorensen, HeidiSorensen, Dana Sorensen, Jeffrey Sorensen, Kierstin Sorensen, andMichael McGrath; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACECATHOLIC CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Dr., Madison, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013,at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Kenneth J. Fiedler presiding. A visitationwill be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, onSaturday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make adonation to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Peggy and thecountless others who suffer from this affliction. Please share yourmemories at www.CressFuneralService.com.