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Homan, Margaret "Peg" 1941-1998


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 1/25/2009 at 16:48:33

Margaret Homan
LE MARS, Iowa - Margaret "Peggy" Homan, 56, of Le Mars, longtime Sioux City school teacher, died Friday at her home.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Jerome Cosgrove officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery - Ellendale in rural Merrill, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today with a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. at Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Mrs. Homan was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Marcus, Iowa, the daughter of Mathias and Gladys (Roethler) Geisler. As a young child, she moved with her parents to a farm west of Merrill and received her elementary education at rural schools. Following her graduation from Marcus High School in 1960, she attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, graduating in 1964. She then taught school in Ankeny, Iowa for several years.

She married Edward Homan June 21, 1968, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Ellendale, in rural Merrill. The couple lived west of Merrill for many years. Since 1990, the couple had lived in Le Mars. She taught school at Sunnyside Elementary School in Sioux City for many years and, for the last 18 years, had been a fifth grade teacher at Sioux City's Washington Elementary School. She was recently awarded a 30-year certificate honoring her years of dedication as a teacher in the Sioux City school system.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ted Homan and his wife, Suzie, and Dan Homan all of Le Mars; three sisters, Angela Kuehn and Cheryl Upton, both of Sioux City, and Jacquelyn Betsworth and her husband George Hunt of St. Paul, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Charles Letsche and his wife, Maggie, of Cherokee, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Frank Betsworth; and a sister, Patricia Letsche.

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