Peggy Finholdt, 1935-2017

Published 1:00 am Thursday, May 18, 2017

Peggy E. Finholdt, 82, of Austin died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home.

Peggy was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Lahore, Pakistan, formerly India, to Arthur and Gwendollyn (Coxhead) Sullivan. She attended school in Pakistan and moved to England with her family, where she completed her education. Peggy moved to the United States and lived in Albert Lea, where she was employed at the Holiday Inn.

Peggy Finholdt

In 1986, Peggy married James R. Finholdt and they moved to Austin, where Peggy worked at Austin Medical Center. She liked to read and watch old movies. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Eugene “Buzz” Hanson; and brothers John Sullivan and Peter Wakeford.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Jim Finholdt, of Austin; daughter, Laurie (Ray) Mechler, of Austin, Texas; son, David Sullivan, of Cottage Grove; grandchildren Andrew Mechler, Julia Mechler, Jeffrey Mechler, Nicholas Koenigs, Jennifer (Steven) Sbarbaro, Victoria Sullivan and Tiffany Sullivan; three great-grandchildren, Kai, Alexis and Stevie; sisters Anne Hogg of London and Susan (Doug) Lake of Norfolk, England; brother-in-law, Clifford Finholdt, of Austin; sisters-in-law Julie (Terry) Corkill of Austin, Grace Patricia Finholdt of Bradenton, Florida, Susan (Kenneth) Dunn of Belleville, Illinois, and Rosemary Finholdt of Columbus, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary. The Rev. Dennis Tamke will officiate. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary until the time of the service.