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Margaret Kelch

Margaret “Peggy” Kelch, age 89, of Sheboygan, went home to her Lord and Savior on November 8, 2018 at Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center.

She was born June 26, 1929 in Sheboygan to Herman and Pauline (Schumacher) Kelch. She attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School and was a graduate of Sheboygan Central High School, Class of 1947. She furthered her education at UW-Stout and Sheboygan Teacher’s College after which she taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Cedar Grove.

Peggy worked at General Machinery for a time and at Hydraulic Tools for a number of years before beginning employment in sales and marketing at Kohler Co., retiring after twenty-three years.

Peggy’s faith and love of the Lord was of the utmost importance to her. She was a life-long, active member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir for more than fifty years. She also served on the church council and altar guild and attended bible study throughout the years.

Peggy thoroughly enjoyed golfing at area golf courses in summers and cross-country skiing in winters at Kettle Moraine and Terry Andrae Park. She also loved to read.

She is survived by her three nieces, Sherry Berchem of Madison, Debbie (James Smith) Berchem of Milwaukee, and Patti (Ted) Biesanz of Minnesota and Florida; her great-nephew, Trip (Sophia) Biesanz of Chicago, IL and her great-nieces Rory and MolIy Biesanz of Chicago, IL and great great-nephew Theo Biesanz. In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Lillian and Robert Berchem.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center, 1201 N. 8th St., Sheboygan with Pastor Timothy Mech officiating.  Entombment will take place at Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the FUNERAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Peggy’s name.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Sunny Ridge for all their care and comfort they gave to Peggy.

Please visit our website to leave your condolences for the family www.ballhornchapels.com.

Services Rendered by: Ballhorn Funeral Chapels

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