Margaret I. Syverson

BLUE EARTH – Funeral services for Margaret I. Syverson, 97, of Blue Earth, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Margaret died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at

Margaret was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Freeborn County, Minn., the daughter of Nels and Augusta (Swanson) Peterson. She was raised in Freeborn County, where she attended school in Emmons. Margaret was married to Stanley H. Syverson on June 7, 1935, in Northwood, Iowa. She worked at the Blue Earth Hospital for over 50 years. She earned her GED from high school at the age of 56 and was proud to earn her LPN from nursing school at the same time. She continued as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Blue Earth Hospital until her retirement in 2002. Margaret was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in circle, ladies aide and quilting group. She was a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary and was a color bearer.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Joanne (Kay) Anderson of Mahtomedi, and Lois (Gary) Schock of Rapid City, S.D. Also surviving are six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, in 1973; two sisters; and four brothers.