Margaret Pudder, age 87, of Cambridge passed away peacefully August 23, 2013 at GracePointe Gables East. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 27th at Gables East in the Rosewood Dining Room with Chaplain Norm Norland officiating. Burial will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Margaret Mary Pudder was born October 18, 1925 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Clarence and Ruth (Grow, Fligor) Farris. She lived her early years in Ohio. Margaret then lived in Puerto Rico for many years. She worked at Woolworth’s for many years until retiring at age 70. In October of 2001 she flew to Minnesota to see her sons and their families. She was only here for about a week and had a bad stroke. She was taken to the hospital in Cambridge. Her whole right side was paralyzed, so she had to go into the nursing home. She has been there ever since. On Sunday, August 11th Margaret had another stroke too severe to overcome.
Margaret was a very loving, sweet person. She made friends with so many people at the nursing home: the nurses, aides, housekeepers and patients. Everyone loved her with her easy going “Hi Honey” to everyone. She joined in on quite a few activities at GracePointe. Off and on she liked to play bingo. She enjoyed the baking and cooking sessions. Most of all she loved the guitar and accordion music in the dining room, and of course, the goodies after the music. She also enjoyed playing cards with Jack and Marilyn (their version).
Margaret Pudder passed away peacefully August 23, 2013 at Grace Pointe Crossing – Gables East at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 5 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Fligor; two granddaughters, Tammy Puska and Lynette Puska; and a nephew, Lawrence Fligor, Jr.
Margaret is survived by three sons, John (Judy) Puska of Bethel, Jack (Marilyn) Puska of Angora, Jay Puska of Buhl; four grandchildren; by several great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; four nieces; and close friends, Grace and George Gonzalez in Puerto Rico, and Phyllis Hughes of Cambridge.