January 1, 1970 ~ March 28, 2009
Margaret Heglie, 90, Walcott, ND died Saturday in the Hillsboro Medical Center, Hillsboro, ND.
Margaret (Nelson) Heglie was born to Leon and Mabel (Lee) Nelson August 29, 1918. She grew up and attended schools in rural Walcott.
She married Preston Heglie June 26, 1942 in Breckenridge, MN and for many years they farmed in the Walcott area. Later they moved into Walcott and Margaret worked at the Fargo Nursing Home (now Rosewood on Broadway) for 17 years. After retiring she kept busy with cooking, baking and especially canning tomatoes. One of her favorite pastimes was collecting cookbooks. She enjoyed just reading through them. She was a member of the Walcott Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Walcott American Legion Auxiliary. Margaret was a wonderful grandmother, loved by all. In August of 2008 there was a celebration at Walcott Lutheran Church for her 90th birthday. It was a huge celebration where Margaret was overwhelmed by her friends and family that turned out for her birthday. She had been living at Rosewood since March of 2005.
Margaret is survived by her children Marlys (Rayder) Rude, Jeffrey (Claire) Heglie, Michael (Denise) Heglie all of Walcott and Keith (Delores) Heglie of Payson, AZ, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and brothers Orrin and John Nelson.
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