Margaret C. Halvorson, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, July 9, 2017, at the Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa.
A private family gathering will be held in her honor at a later date. A natural journey farewell with cremation has taken place. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Margaret was born on June 11, 1932 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to William J. and Anna L. Rielly. She married Harley McGranahan and they had seven children. She was later married to Ed Halvorson.
Margaret owned and operated Easy Ed's and enjoyed cooking for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Bob McGranahan of Darlington, WI, Anne (Joe) Veach of Spragueville, IA, Jerry (Peg) McGranahan of DeWitt, IA, Deanna (Jim) Lux of Peosta, IA, Lisa (Keith) Clausen of Preston, IA, Patty (Ben) Keating of Maquoketa, IA, and Mike (Marlene) McGranahan of Maquoketa, IA; 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen of Oxnard, CA, and Patty of Syracuse, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers Ed, Larry, Bill and Mike Rielly, and one granddaughter Sue Ellen Veach.
Memorials may be directed to the family in her honor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Such memories.I am so glad that I knew her. .Such a .wonderful women. Just thinking about her the other day!
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and mine of my Aunt Margaret. She was always so loving and caring. I am glad I saw her in 2008 . Although that was long ago it had been years before that. We had a nice chat. I am sure she will be missed by her great and extended family all. Loretta (Rielly) Cunningham and Bill Rielly and family.
Beautiful lady, great memories of her. Our deepest sympathy for all of her family.
What a wonderful lady she was..not only a great boss, but a true friend. She would do anything for anyone. May she soar with the angels. She will be deeply missed by all those that knew her. My heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Anne and Joe- So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Margaret was always waiting on you with a smile when she worked for Harry. Sorry for your families loss.
My sympathy to all of Margaret 's family!
What a wonderful lady, you were always very witty and when I make blueberry coffee cake I will always think of you. Rest in Piece Grandma Margaret.
What a wonderful lady! Margaret always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. My sincere condolences to the entire McGranahan clan. Love you all. Bouck and Lisa
Margaret you were a beautiful angel here on earth now God has granted you your wings to fly so beautiful an free. You are safe at home atvlast in a beautiful place called heaven no more pain no more tears. I'm going to miss you so nuch. I loved working with you at Dawns Diner you hold such a place in my heart. The love you had for your family always showed when you would talk of them your eyes an face would lite up. She loved all of you so much To all of Margarets family you ha ve my deepest sympathy heaven truly gained an angel
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