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Peggy Lea (Allen) Else

October 6, 1943 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Peggy L. Else, age 79, of Galva, lowa passed on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at her home in Galva.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 10:30 AM at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Galva with Rev. Paul D. Egger officiating.  A visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein.  Burial will be at the Galva Township East Cemetery of Galva.  The family would like to invite everyone to celebrate Peggy's life at Helander's Pub in Galva after the funeral on Saturday at 2:00.

Peggy Lea (Allen) Else was born October 6, 1943 in Pomeroy, Iowa to William and Merna May (Stuart) Allen.  She graduated from Pomeroy High School.  Peggy worked as a secretary at FELCO in Ft. Dodge until she was united in marriage to Arnold Else, Jr.  They were married on January 5, 1963 in Pomeroy. They made their home in Galva where they raised four children. Peggy enjoyed staying home to care for her children while they were young and was a teacher’s aide in Justin’s classroom all through his elementary years.  She and Jr. purchased the Lumber Inn in 1997 and were the owners and operators there for 10 years.

Peggy was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Aide and the Altar Committee.  She belonged to the Ida County Cowbells, the Holstein Country Club, Pheasants Forever and was a Galva First Responder.  She loved caring for her family and cooking them the most delicious food, especially her bread. Peg could always be seen in the bleachers supporting her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, whether it was sports or the fair.  She also enjoyed gardening, mowing, golfing and bowling.

Peggy is survived by her children, Grant (Shelly) Else, Dawn (Johnny) Miranda, Stuart (Jill) Else, and Justin Else; grandchildren, Michaela (Mick) Jepsen, Savannah Olson, Montana Else, Madeline Else (fiancée Nathan Klingenberg), Aly (Frankie) Torres, Nic Miranda, Emily Miranda (special friend, Alec Jacobsen), William Miranda,  Evan Else, Lance Else (Sydney Chamberlain), Lucas Else, Abigail Else, Levi Else, and Christopher Junior Else; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Josephine Torres and Layne Else.  She is also survived by her brothers, Dennis (Jan) Allen, Bruce (Deb) Allen and Steve (Eldeen) Allen; sisters-in-law, Rosie Allen and Kathy Allen; brothers-in-law, Harlan (Jane) Else and Don Camarigg; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Jr.; her father, William Allen; mother and step-father, Merna and Orin Hansen; great-grandson, Liam Else; brothers, David Allen and Paul Allen; brothers-in-law, William Else and John Else; sisters-in-law, Ardith Camarigg,  Judy Winterhof and Donna Else; and nieces and nephews, Randy Else, Bill Else, Jodie Schulke and Angela Camarigg.

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August 11, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Funeral Service
August 12, 2023

10:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
406 Monona St.
Galva, IA 51020

August 12, 2023

Galva Township East Cemetery of Galva, Galva


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