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Peggy A. Batdorf, 74

May 11, 2012

Peggy A. Batdorf

Albert Lea Peggy Ann (Freese) Batdorf, of Good Samaritan Nursing Home, died on May 1, 2012, at Mayo of Albert Lea Hospital, in Albert Lea, surrounded by her loving family. Peggy had chosen to donate her body to science.

There will be a celebration of Peggy’s Life on June 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in the Bethany Hall in Albert Lea.

Peggy was born on Jan. 11, 1938, to Ruby (Truhlar) Freese and John Freese in Austin. Peggy had a love for traveling she had gone to California for awhile and then returned back to Minnesota. Peggy was married to Robert Childs and lived in Elmore for many years; they later divorced. Peggy worked and retired from Telex after 30 years in Blue Earth. Peggy married Richard Batdorf in 1997. They made their home in Blue Earth. Richard passed away in 2009, after that she moved to Albert Lea to be closer to her family.

Peggy loved reading, arts and crafts, fishing, bowling, camping, she loved watching her wrestling matches on TV and spending time with her family and friends.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruby (Truhlar) Freese; husband, Richard Batdorf; brothers, Elmer Freese and John Freese; brother-in-law, Alvin?Chapek; godchild/great-nephew, Randy L. Stahl II; and niece, Betty Jo Oswald.

Peggy is survived by sisters and brothers, Rosie (Cecil) Haskin, of Denver, Iowa, Jack (Karen) Freese, of Grand Meadow, Frank Freese, of Austin, Joe (Betty) Freese, of St. Paul, Joyce Chapek, of Albert Lea, Pearl Ferguson, of Austin, Raymond Freese, of Austin, and Ward (Sue) Freese, of Blooming Prairie; 27 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Condolences can be sent to Joyce Chapek, 720 Alcove St., Albert Lea, MN 56007.

Blessed be her Memory.