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Peggy S. (Lyste) Wilson

April 8, 1958 ~ April 15, 2020 (age 62)

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Peggy Sue (Lyste) Wilson, daughter of Lawrence R. and Angeline Marie (Olsen) Lyste, was born on April 8, 1958 at Rice Lake, Wisconsin.  She entered into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, April 15, 2020 at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa, following a courageous bout with cancer at the age of 62 years, 7 days.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date. Professional services are under the direction of Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah.

Her early life was spent growing up on a farm outside of Cameron, Wisconsin.   Peggy attended the Cameron Community Schools, graduating from Cameron High School with the Class of 1976.  As a teenager, she began working with the disabled at the Agricove facility in Cameron.  She had a passion for helping people and grew close to those she worked with.  Following high school she joined the Wisconsin National Guard and worked as a CNA (Certified Nurse Aide). 

On April 29, 1978, Peggy was united in marriage to Steven Tess Wilson in Chetek, Wisconsin.  Following their marriage they moved to Nebraska for a short time before settling in southwest Iowa.  Peggy was a stay-at-home mother to their four children during their adolescent years. 

Eventually, Peggy went back to working at a factory for a short time before returning to what she loved, working as a CNA at the Villisca Good Samaritan Society.  She also worked for a period of time at Hardee’s in Clarinda and at Wanda’s Redemption Center.  In her later years, she worked as a cook at Windsor Manor in Shenandoah before becoming the head cook at the Robins Nest in Clarinda.  She loved her job there and worked up until she no longer could due to her illness.  She enjoyed attending church at I Do Care Worship Center with Pastor Deb Rivers.  Peggy loved to cook and bake.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Preceding Peggy in death were her parents; brother-in-law, Doug Nelson; sisters-in-law, Geneva Skallberg and Norma Graham; and her father and mother-in-law, Casey and Marjorie Wilson.  Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 42 years, Steve Wilson of Shenandoah, IA;  her four children, Casey Wilson and wife Amber and Steve Wilson and wife Angie, all of Shenandoah, Tiffany Schooling and husband Kenton of Council Bluffs, IA and Michael Wilson and wife Tabatha of Shenandoah, IA;  four siblings, Lawrence Lyste and wife Shelly of Barren, WI, Anne Marie Sheehan and husband Shawn of Barronett, WI,  Sherri Nelson of Chetek, WI, and Larry Lyste of Rice Lake, WI;  brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeannette Hendrickson and husband Raymond of Mountain Home, AR, Jim Wilson  and wife Nancy of Cameron, MO, Eldon Wilson and wife Geraldean of Afton, IA, Mable Wilson of Stanton, IA, Russell Wilson of San Francisco, CA, Raymond Lloyd Wilson and wife Bonnie of Brookhaven, MI; 16 grandchildren; one great grandchild; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many, many friends.

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