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Marguerite "Peggi" Katherine Melin

June 26, 1956 — August 30, 2023


Marguerite “Peggi” Melin (Jordan), age 67, of Ogema, MN, passed away August 30, 2023. She was brought into this world to Marguerite and Lawrence Jordan on June 26, 1956. She grew up in Corcoran and Dayton with her ten siblings and graduated high school from Elk River, MN. She was known as a spit fire with a force of energy she expressed in everything she touched – cheerleading, selling real estate, working with her mom and sisters at Round Town Catering, and so much more.

She married the love of her life, Jeff, on September 24, 1999 and followed her dream, moving the family to Strawberry Lake in 2004 and fully expressing herself in her passions of tending her gardens and fires, cooking for an army, and entertaining all of her loved ones at the lake while enjoying the sun and water.

She had a contagious laugh, with the brightest smile that was impossible to miss. Although her progressing dementia had taken a toll on her over the last few years, she will always be the most radiant and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and more.

Preceded in death by parents Marguerite (Patnode) and Lawrence Jordan, her mother and father-in-law Marvel and Edwin Melin, brother Fritz Jordan, sister-in-law Peggy Jordan, niece Tammy Geist and so many friends.

She is survived by her husband Jeff, sons Denver (Bevin) Jordan, Brian (Kim) Melin, Brandon Melin, Daniel “Big D” Gulbranson, daughter Danielle (Cade) Krueger, granddaughters Hayden, Paige, Payton, and Raelyn; grandsons Costas, Leopold, River and Wyatt.

 The funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, September 8, 2023 at Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes, MN with visitation at 1pm. Arrangements are in the care of West-Kjos Funeral Home.

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