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In Memory of Margaret "Peg" Mary Ste. Marie

Gathering of Friends and Family

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday March 28, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Margaret Mary Ste. Marie, age 89, of Hayward, and former longtime resident of Hudson, died at Country Terrace on Tuesday, March 2nd. Peg (Stephens) Ste. Marie was born on September 14th, 1931 in St. Paul, MN the daughter of Ervan and Marion Stephens. She attended Nativity Of The Lord Grade School and Monroe High School, both in St. Paul. Peg was united in marriage to Richard Ste. Marie on June 28, 1952 at Nativity of Our Lord Church in St. Paul. They were blessed with 3 children, Ron, Ray, and Rita. The marriage ended in divorce, although they remained close friends through the years.

Peg enjoyed summer vacations traveling throughout the US and Canada in their RV. One of her favorite trips though, was her trip to Ireland with her sister Betty…and yes, they did kiss the Blarney Stone. (always a very proud Irish woman)

Peg’s favorite sport was hockey. She followed the Fighting Saints, then the North Stars, and then the MN Wild. You could hear her cheering from down the hall in her apartment. The smile on her face when at a MN Wild game was priceless. She was always cheering on her grandsons at their hockey and soccer games. She was a very proud, fun, and supportive grandma. She also enjoyed cheering on her Green Bay Packers in all of her Packer gear. Another big interest was music and dancing…she loved dancing. Even towards the end with her walker…she could really move to the music.

Surviving Peg are her children Ron (Tonya) Ste. Marie of Hayward, WI; Ray (Jean) Ste. Marie of Hudson, WI; and Rita (Gary) Johnson of New Richmond, WI; 6 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews; and her sister Elizabeth Skok of North Oaks, MN.

Preceding Peg in death were her parents Ervan and Marion, her first love Richard Ste. Marie, her brother Anthony Stephens, her nephew Michael Skok, and her brother-in-law Dr. Eugene Skok.

A memorial is planned for Sunday, March 28th, from 1:00-3:00 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI with the burial following at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Hudson, WI. The O’Connell Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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    • Dear Rita and family,
      I cherish the memories of my time with your mom and grandmother joining me and our mutual friends for fun and games at my place in Roberts and River Falls, including the sleepovers after a long day of food, beverages and laughs. I especially bonded with Peg as she and I had a common interest in owning a early 2000 Monte Carlo and I want to think we each looked quite sharp driving around in our respective vehicles! Having experienced dementia with my mom, I can completely understand the loss of one’s personality and interest in the things that meant so much to them before the disease. I relish the good times and memories of and with my mom “before Alzheimer’s” and want to share you will also with your mom. I am thinking of you at this very heartbreaking time but know you will find comfort in each other and the knowledge that she is at peace and free from the disease. Blessing to you.

    • So sorry to peg’s whole family!! So hard to lose a loved one. Even though I have only know Peg while I was part of the Roth family, I remember many times being with Peg and seeing her smiling face; such as family reunions, weddings, picnics, and many other celebrations. Steve and I are thinking of all of you during this tough time! Hugs