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.
Andrea Koenig says
You have my most sincere sympathy. I was in Circle (monthly bible study) with Margaret for many years. More recently we visited with her when we went to Fern Pathway at Harmony River to visit Frank. Your Mom always had a smile on her face. I’m sure you will miss her terribly. May your memories be a blessing.
Jan and Bob carney says
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Margaret was a Florida friend ….we had so much fun….love the memories.
Claire Woelfel says
Dear Lenz Family,
I am so very sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of Margaret. What an incredible woman she was! Please know you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy,
Colleen Perrone says
We will miss you Margaret! Your smile, laugh, kindness, love and friendship! We know you are in God’s kingdom with many of your loved one and you are happy filled with peace and calm. Until we meet again, we send you and your family all of our Love!
Linda van Son says
Lori, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your many special memories and strong faith comfort you in the coming days.
Linda and Tony van Son
Jane Bauman says
Dear Sandy and family-I am so sorry for your loss. I know she was a wonderful person and Mother because she raised such a wonderful daughter. My deepest sympathies to you and yours. Jane
Lisa milbrath says
So sorry for the loss of your precious mom Lori . What a pillar of kindness and love she was . Blessed you had all that quality time with her these past few months and that you were by her side everyday making her days bright
Steve DeKoster says
To all the Lenz family, our condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandma,
Steve and Nan DeKoster
Deb Wiprud says
To the Lenz family-
Very sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and always had a smile for you.
Our sympathies to all.
Deb and Tom
Kristin Briggs says
Sending my sympathy to your family on the loss of Margaret. I recently ran into her at Harmony River when I went to see my mom. As usual, she had a smile on her face and was ready to chat. What a wonderful human being she was. She always had some thing kind and cheerful to say sending my prayers your way.