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Margaret Y. “Peggy” Nordquist


Margaret Y. “Peggy” Nordquist, 67, of Lakeview, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Heartland of Indian Lake. Peggy was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 9, 1946, to the late Raleigh E, Young Jr. and Patricia L. Kittinger Bartel, who survives in Sidney. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather; Roger Bartel, and a son, Mark.

On Jan. 28, 1967, she married Thomas G. Nordquist in Coronado, Calif., and he survives along with a son, Erik B. (Karen) Nordquist of Tipp City; a daughter, Karin H. (Tom) Sharp of Sherwood, Ore.; five grandchildren, Victoria, Gavin and Vanessa Nordquist and Nathan and Colin Sharp; a sister; Kathleen (Andy Chapman) Young, of LaBelle, Fla., a brother-in-law, Curtis (Ginger) Nordquist of Racine, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.

Peggy was a graduate of Libertyville High School in Illinois. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

She retired from Tipp City Schools as a teacher after 20 years.  She was also a substitute teacher for Tipp City, Troy and Indian Lake Schools. Over her teaching career, Peggy tutored a number of students to achieve improvement of their learning skills to her great satisfaction.

She was a member and deacon of Huntsville Presbyterian Church and was also a founding member and past president of Miami County Compassionate Friends.

A very giving person, she was an active volunteer for Indian Lake Our Daily Bread, Lakeview Food Pantry, Lakeview Library, Logan County Senior Center and Mary Rutan Hospital Volunteer Guild. A member of the YMCA, she also enjoyed knitting and reading.

Pastor Ben Beres will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Huntsville Presbyterian Church with visitation two hours prior. Burial is at a later date in Wheelock Cemetery, Nashville, Ohio.

Contributions may be given in Peggy’s name to Indian Lake Our Daily Bread c/o Joyce Gordon, 6763 C R.39, Huntsville, OH 43324 or Friends Serving Friends, PO 917, Russells Point, OH 43348.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

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