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  • Margaret L. Gosen

    Margaret “Peg” L. Gosen (Molitor) was born on June 26, 1954, in Lamberton, Minnesota to Severn and Ruth (Shon) Molitor. She attended elementary school in Lamberton and then attended High School in Mountain Lake where she graduated. After high school, Margaret attended college in Rochester, Minnesota and then returned to Mountain Lake.

    Peg met the love of her life and best friend, Thomas Gosen, at Walts in Mountain Lake. The two were united in marriage in July of 1988 in their backyard of their first home together.

    Peg worked as a daycare provider from 1985 to 1993. She watched many children in her 5 years. In 1993, she found her true passion as a culinary specialist. She cooked for Western Community Action for many years and truly enjoyed going to work. There was a couple that was from Indiana and they were traveling from New York to California and they heard about Peg’s cooking and made Mountain Lake a stop to eat her delicious meals.

    Peg had many hobbies such as being the junior high girls’ softball coach, tatting doilies and Christmas decorations, bird watching, camping, and of course cooking.

    In 2003, Margaret was diagnosed with cancer and her health started to decline slowly. She fought a long, hard battle for 20 years. On Wednesday, March 15, Margaret passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Society in Mountain Lake at the age of 68 years.

    She is survived by her husband, Tom; fur baby, Rocky; five brothers, Jerry, Jim, Paul, Dan, Anthony; sister, Collette; and many nieces and nephews.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Severn and Ruth and sister, Karen.