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Margaret Louise McQuiston

December 7, 1929 — August 11, 2023

Waupaca, WI

Margaret Louise (King) McQuiston was born December 7, 1929, in Mountain Lake, MN, to proud parents, William and Bernice King. On August 11, 2023, she left this world the same way she lived her life: with dignity, honor, and grace.

Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Grace Lutheran Church, Mankato, MN, with visitation one hour prior at the church as well. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato MN. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in St. James, MN. She was a graduate of St. James High School. On August 22, 1959, she married E.D. (AL) McQuiston and they spent their entire lives in Minnesota, living in Mankato and Rochester. 

Margaret was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Mankato, MN and of the Order of Eastern Star-Chapter 192. She was also active in Girl Scouts, PTA, and the Mankato Mantas (now USA) swim team program. Margaret's interests included travel, photography, genealogy, gardening, sewing, and she also loved to read.  

Margaret worked as an accountant for Scherr-Tumico and Ziebarth Chevrolet in St. James and Tholen Ford in Marshall, MN. She also spent 25 years with the Mankato School District #77 as a clerical substitute. Al and Margaret owned ALMAR Tours and escorted many tourists across the United States.

Margaret's husband and parents preceded her in death; along with her sister, Phyllis Thompson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Claude "Rusty" and Evelyn McQuiston; brother-in-law, Richard Evans; uncle, Wendell Wilson and grandson, Aaron Truman. 

Surviving are her two daughters, Coreen Truman, Waupaca, WI, and Leslie Mcquiston, Hastings, MN; sister, Joanne Evans, Lake City, MN; brother-in-law, Harlan Thompson, St. James, MN; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Erica and Gunar Gossard (Eleanor and Maren), Eleanor and Dr. Peter Schmidt (Charles, Riley, and Lucy), and Meagan and Jacob Waller (Natalie and Oliver).

Memorials preferred in Margaret's name to the Humane Society, Hospice Care, and the American Heart Association.

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