Margaret Fay, age 88, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be Monday, October 24, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Margaret Ann Fay was born on March 3, 1934, in Osage, Iowa. She was the daughter of Monrad and Alphild (Swisdal) Houg. Margaret was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at First Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar, Iowa. She received her education in St. Ansgar, Iowa, and was a graduate of the St. Ansgar High School Class of 1956. Margaret furthered her education at St. Olaf College in Northfield and graduated in 1956, with a degree in Home Economics.
On June 27, 1956, Margaret was united in marriage to Dick Lenz in Mason City, Iowa. This marriage was blessed with five children, Craig, Sandy, Brian, Lori and Paul. Margaret taught school in State Center, Iowa, and Rudd, Iowa, until 1958. Margaret and Dick resided in Mason City, Iowa, and Litchfield, Minnesota before moving to Hutchinson, Minnesota in 1965. They shared 35 years of marriage before Dick passed away on January 15, 1992.
On December 28, 1995, Margaret was united in marriage to Frank Fay. Margaret and Frank resided in Hutchinson. They spent 10 years wintering in Winter Haven, Florida. They shared 24 years of marriage when Frank passed away on January 30, 2019.
Margaret was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She was also a member of PEO.
Margaret enjoyed traveling, playing golf, playing bridge, sewing, and spending time at her lake home. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Margaret passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson at the age of 88 years. Blessed be her memory.
Margaret is survived by her:
Children, Craig Lenz and his wife, Claire of Hutchinson, MN,
Sandy Haggerty and her husband, Al of Villages, FL,
Brian Lenz and his wife, Deb of Hutchinson, MN,
Lori Haffley and her husband, Greg of Litchfield, MN, and
Paul Lenz and his wife, Lana of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Catherine Lenz, Jacob Lenz, Cassie Tulp, Ellen Lenz, Ryan Lenz, Lauren Nalbone, Phil Haggerty, Neil Haggerty, Taylor Haggerty, Jack Haffley, Eric Haffley, Nick Haffley, Colton Lenz, Morgan Engen, Payton Lenz, Jessica Staub, Sara Vanttoever;
Great grandchildren, Della Tulp and Charlotte Staub;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her Parents, Monrad and Alphild Houg; Husbands, Dick Lenz and Frank Fay; Brother, Andy and Colleen Houg; Sister, Elizabeth and D.Q. Storie.