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Margaret Weisshaar Creston

Published: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 8:04 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 11:16 a.m. CST

Margaret Weisshaar, 101, of Creston died Aug. 20, 2013, at Crest Haven Care Centre.

Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The Rev. Kenneth Halbur Jr. will officiate. Visitation with family present will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Dollars For Scholars or a charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Margaret Caroline Weisshaar, daughter of Maude Arabella (Stokes) and Edward James McDonough, was born Nov. 6, 1911, in Creston.

Margaret lived in Creston her entire life.

Margaret was a graduate of Creston High School.

Margaret was married to Robert E. Mawhor who died in 1971.

On May 29, 1976, Margaret married Rudolph Thomas Weisshaar at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Rudolph died in 1997.

Margaret worked for Sid Strauss Clothing Store as a bookkeeper. Later she worked for the power company north of Creston as a bookkeeper.

Margaret spent many hours volunteering at the Re-Run Shop.

Margaret was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America. She sang in the church choir many years ago. When she was a member, Margaret was active in P.E.O.

Margaret is survived by her nieces, Carolyn Peacock of Libertyville, Margaret Ellen Poston of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Susan (Walter) Carson of Santa Paula, Calif.; nephews, Ed (Judy) McDonough of Dows and Mike (Jan) McDonough of Ottumwa; stepchildren, William (Marlene) Weisshaar of Ames, Bob (Ardie) Weisshaar of San Jose, Calif., Clifford Weisshaar of Mesa, Ariz., and Claudia Schomaker of Omaha, Neb.; 10 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

In addition to both husbands, Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Walker McDonough and Robert Edward McDonough; and sister Mary Ellen Hawkins.

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