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Margaret "Peggy" Olinger

March 3, 1952 — July 7, 2019


Margaret “Peggy” Olinger, 67 of Edwardsburg, Mich, passed away at her home peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, July 7, 2019, after an 18 year battle with cancer.

She was born March 3, 1952 in Elkhart to Howard and Betty (Cox) Christner. On Feb. 3, 1996 in Bluffton, she married Steven E. Olinger. She is survived by her husband, Steve, 2 daughters,
April (Bill) McGrath and Samantha (Shawn) Landers both of Elkhart; a step-son, Shaun Olinger of Paw Paw, Mich; step-daughter, Shanda (Kary) Olinger-Royer of Elkhart; grandson Chase Brown of Elkhart; sister Jann Madding of Evansville and her Beloved Doberman “Molly”. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jane Lankford.

Peggy had been employed as a retail clerk and liked traveling with her husband in his semi truck. She enjoyed word puzzles, antiquing for her country style home furnishings, collecting coke items. She had a great interest in the Civil War. She loved spending time at the farm and caring for her constant companion and Beloved Doberman, “Molly”.

Per her request there are no services planned. Burial will be at Edwardsburg Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation or Ribbon of Hope. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Olinger family at the funeral home website.


Ribbon Of Hope
600 East Blvd., Elkhart IN 46514

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
333 Mamaroneck Avenue #492, White Plains NY 10605

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