Peggy Keocher, age 48, of Stacy died September 24, 2013 in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 1st at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush City with Pastor O’Shea officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, September 30th at Strike Funeral Home – CAMBRIDGE Chapel, and also one hour prior to the funeral Tuesday at the church.
Peggy Lee Keocher was born November 2, 1964 in Rush City, Minnesota to Donald and Dorothy (Sorensen) Hestbeck. She was raised in Rush City and graduated from Rush City High School in 1983. On July 28, 1984 Peggy was married to Joel Keocher. They raised their family in Stacy, MN. Peggy enjoyed her pets, especially her dog Mia, who was a constant companion to Peggy after she experienced a migraine-induced stroke 6 years ago. She also enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, baking, birdwatching, and traveling. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her family and the homemade meals, holiday festivities, board game nights, and camping adventures they shared together will be cherished fondly. She will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Peggy died September 24, 2013 in an automobile accident at the age of 48 years, 10 months and 22 days. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Hestbeck; and brothers-in-law, Neil Stoeckel and Dennis Kramer.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Joel; two daughters, Christy of Minneapolis, Becky of Stacy; mother, Dorothy Hestbeck-Zitt of Rush City; two sisters, Marcy Stoeckel of Isanti, Judy Kramer of Watkins; one brother, Ron (Mary Pat) Hestbeck of Rush City; brother-in-law, Paul (Kenne) Keocher of Mora; and by many other relatives and friends.