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Margaret Bartz Oct. 5, 1919 - Dec. 20, 2008

FRANKLIN -- Margaret "Peg" Elfie Bartz, 89, of Franklin died Saturday at Golden Living Center in Franklin, following a battle with cancer and many surgeries.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morton with burial in the Morton City Cemetery.

Visitation will be for an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.

She was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Birch Cooley Township, Renville County, to Herman and Hattie (Lothert) Bartz. She attended country school. She worked as a cook in the Morton school district for 12 years and helped care for her mother who had Parkinson's disease.

She shared a home with her brother. She moved to Centennial Apartments in Franklin in 1989 and moved into the Golden Living Center in Franklin two years ago after developing serious back trouble.

She is survived by her sister: Muriel Benson of Franklin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.