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Margaret “Peggy” Greenwood formerly of Two Rivers, died peacefully with her beloved daughter and daughter-in-law Irene at her side at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center on Sunday Jan 28, 2024.
Peggy was born July 17, 1925, in Crystal Lake, MI, daughter of the late Peter and Rose (Kakes) Steinberg Sr. After the death of her mother, Peggy at age 3 along with her infant brother Robert came to live with her maternal grandmother: Anna Kakes of Mishicot. Peggy attended the one room schoolhouse known as the Pleasant View School until 8th grade. She, along with many aunts and uncles that also resided in the home, helped with the farm & household chores. Peggy entered the workforce at an early age, including many local factories. She met her husband Raphael Greenwood “The Handsome Sailor” in Two Rivers in 1944 and the rest is history. They were married March 24, 1945, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot. Raphael preceded her in death on June 14, 2008. After her retirement, Peggy enjoyed private cleaning for professional individuals, due to her meticulous standards. Peggy had a special name for one of her clients whom she nicknamed “Picky Picky”.
Peggy loved life to the fullest! She enjoyed company, especially family. She always made sure you stayed for a cup of coffee, a snack, or a meal before you left. As you drove away Peggy would be in the window waving Bye, Bye! She was the hardest working woman ever! She could do or fix anything. She was never idle. Peggy was the smartest woman we knew. More common sense than the average person. She loved to dance and was hooked on watching “Polka, Polka” and “Spin the wheel”. We cherish the many wonderful memories we made. She was my mother… my best friend.
Unfortunately, dementia raised its ugly head, and we were fortunate enough to have found the loving caring’ Manitowoc Health & Rehab Center to entrust our precious mother. She made many friends with the staff and residents. Everyone knew “Peggy” and loved her. We looked forward to Bingo every Tuesday and working on puzzles until we forgot what time it was! I hated to leave.
Survivors include daughter: Diane (Dave) Huenink; 3 sons: Gary (Barb) Greenwood; Dale (Irene) Greenwood: David “Digger” (Pat) Greenwood. 7 grandchildren: Tom (Amanda) Wondrash; Tammy (Mark) Juul; Teresa (Greg) Haupt; Traci (Denny) Hagenow; Aaron Greenwood; Joseph (Narissa) Greenwood: Dale (Adrianne) Greenwood Jr.; 18 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren with one due in August and her 97 yr. old brother Tom Steinberg Sr. who visited mother almost every day also survives with nieces and nephews and other relatives. Preceding mother in death was her parents: Peter and Rose Steinberg Sr.; her husband Raphael Greenwood; 2 brothers Peter Steinberg Jr. and Robert Steinberg; many friends and relatives.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 2, 2024, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 3201 Mishicot Rd, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Christian Raj with burial to follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her name would be appreciated.
The lakeshore Family Funeral Home, Klein & Stangel location is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.lakeshorefamilyfuneralhomes.com
The family wishes to express their sincere thank you to granddaughter Tammy Juul and her daughter-in-law Irene Greenwood who ‘s love was unconditional. Also, the loving, caring, staffs of Optum, Sharon Richardson Hospice and Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center.