Margaret "Maggie" Morton, 94
Margaret "Maggie" (Engh) Morton, of Minnetonka, MN passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 94 after two brief months in hospice care. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bernard (Bernie) and loving son, Chris.
Margaret was born on September 30, 1928, to Oswald Engh and Alma (Hoganson) Engh. She grew up in Baudette, MN, and after earning a degree in education at Bemidji State University, moved to Detroit Lakes to teach elementary school. There, she met and married Bernie (whom she lovingly called "Mort"), and they moved to Hopkins, MN. After a brief career in teaching, she became a full-time mother and homemaker and raised four wonderful and active children. Summers were enjoyed at cabins "Up North," including on the Rainy River near Baudette. She and Bernie also owned a winter home in Naples, FL, where they were snowbirds for many years. Margaret enjoyed collecting shells along the beach and visits from loved ones.
After Bernie's passing in 2009, Margaret moved to The Glenn senior living apartments in Minnetonka. There, she participated in many activities, including dining out with friends, Bible studies, visits from her extended family, and keeping up with her beloved Minnesota Twins
Her greatest joy was her growing family. Margaret met four great-grandchildren, with a fifth on the way. She frequently sent out cards and letters, and her grandchildren remember her for the special attention she gave to each and the fun Halloween parties she threw just for them.
Margaret was very thoughtful and had a gentle, loving heart. She had a remarkable memory for the details in the lives of loved ones and made one feel as though she were his or her biggest fan.
She is survived by daughter Lori (Cal) Wright, daughter-in-law Tammy Morton, daughter Julie (Tim) Samuelson, and son Michael; grandchildren Corey, Allison (Matt), Matt (Jill), Nick (Jeni), Andrew, Sara, Annie (Kjell), Jamie (Tyler), and Megan (Connor); great-grandchildren Kacie, Lauren, Odin and Tatum; sisters Marilyn Anderson and Helen Rolloff, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is Friday, Oct. 6, 1:00 p.m., Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd., Hopkins. Visitation one hour before service at church.
Memorials preferred to Gethsemane Lutheran Church Memorial Foundation. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly encourages you to consider making a blood donation in Margaret's honor. "Blood is life; life is blood."
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