Peggy Jo Embrey
Peggy Jo Embrey
Peggy Jo (Jorgensen) Embrey, 73, of Rochester MN passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019. She was born December 12, 1945 in Pender, NE to Arthur and Wilma (Krusemark) Jorgensen.
Peggy’s family moved to St. Charles, where she graduated from St. Charles High School. She married Duane Franz and moved to Iowa and had two children before divorcing. Peggy worked several office jobs, sold Mary Kay, and was the manager of Oasis Liquor Store. Peggy also worked at the Boone Speedway for over 25 years. She has lived in Rochester with her sister for the past 12 years.
Peggy was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, and friend. She enjoyed stock car races, good food, bargain shopping, dancing, and singing. Peggy also enjoyed playing slot machines and slotomania, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her two children, Tony (Bonnie) Franz of Elgin, MN and Tammy (Joe) Franz of Denver, CO; three grandchildren, Cassie, Alex, and Nick Franz; her sisters, Judy Wiskow of Rochester and Connie Wheeler of Minden, IA; and brother, Allan Jorgensen of Denver, CO; as well as many nieces and nephews. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bette; and brothers, Larry and Don.
Visitation will be held on Saturday August 31, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with a remembrance at 6 pm. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the visitation at the VFW in Rochester where food and refreshments will be provided.
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Our condolences to the family your all in our thoughts and prayers. Got to say she was a pretty good step mom to me.
I was saddened to read of Peggy's passing. We were such good friends in school and for years after. I am sorry we lost tack of each other through life's happenings and wish I had know she was residing in Rochester all those years. My sincere condolences to the family.
Wish I could be there. Peggy was a wonderful person; tons of memories with her at family holidays.