Margaret Flugum, 1935-2019

Published 1:00 am Saturday, April 13, 2019

Margaret Ann Flugum, 83, of Albert Lea, formerly of Lake Mills, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Services in Albert Lea. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Friends may visit with family one hour prior to the services at the funeral chapel. A private family burial will take place Monday in West Prairie Cemetery in Leland, Iowa.

Margaret Flugum

Margaret was born June 25, 1935, in Albert Lea to Earnest and Ida (Ellegaard) Anderson. She attended Ramsey School, District 25 rural school and graduated from Albert Lea High School in June 1954. Margaret also attended the University of Minnesota. Margaret worked as a companion caregiver to an elderly woman in Albert Lea.

On April 7, 1962, Margaret married Duane Flugum at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. To this union, their daughter, Lori Ann Flugum, was born. They resided in Leland before buying a home in Lake Mills.She worked part time at Grand Cafe. Margaret was a member of New Hope Tabernacle Church and enjoyed spending time at the community senior center. In 2011 she moved to Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea to be closer to her daughter and brother. In her later years, Margaret enjoyed crafting, dining out and watching television. She especially enjoyed trips the residents took to the Freeborn County Fair.

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Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lori Ann Flugum, of Albert Lea; her brother, Paul (Leola) Anderson, of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Arlene (Roger) Roberts, of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Ida; stepmother, Viola Anderson; husband, Duane; sister-in-law, Beverly Anderson; nieces and nephews; and several Flugum brothers and sisters-in-law.

Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson’s disease support group or Thorne Crest Senior Living Community of Albert Lea.