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Margaret "Muggy" McErlane

January 23, 1921 ~ March 4, 2008 (age 87)

Margaret "Muggy" McErlane, age 87, resident of Lakota, ND, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center with her husband of 57 years at her side.

Margaret Josephine Kowalski was born January 23, 1921 at home in Park River, ND, the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth (Kandler) Kowalski. During World War II she assembled Air Force bomb sights at the Chevrolet Plant in Flint, MI. After the war she returned to Park River and became a legal secretary. Muggy married Charles J. McErlane on June 27, 1950 in Larimore, ND. They made their home in Lakota for 54 years. Muggy moved to the Good Samaritan Center on August 20, 1999.

Margaret will be greatly missed by her husband, Charles McErlane of Lakota, ND; her son, John and his wife Michele McErlane of Iowa City, IA, and their two sons, Patrick and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Kowalski; and a sister, Vera Ruggles.

The Funeral Mass for Margaret will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church of Lakota, ND, on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrating the Mass will be the Very Rev. Fr. Scott Sautner. Music will be provided by the St. Mary Church Choir, Barbara Johnson will be the organist. Interment will be in the Spring at the Lakota Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, on Friday, March 7, 2008 beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Church on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lakota Good Samaritan Center or St. Mary Catholic Church.

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