ALGONA -- Funeral services for Margie Lockwood were held Friday, April 12, at the Presbyterian Church in Lone Rock with the Rev. Doug House officiating. Burial was in the Fenton Township Cemetery.
Margie Regina Lockwood was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Maple Hill, the daughter of Alvin H. and Bertha Mae (Mum) Besaw. She grew up in Graettinger, attending school there.
Margie was united in marriage to Allwin D. "Chink" Lockwood on Jan. 10, 1944, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Algona. She became his bride on her 18th birthday after a romantic courtship right out of the story books. She would ride the train to Algona to meet with him and his family. They were blessed with three children and their "Love Story" continued until Dec. 22, 2009 when Chink passed away, 20 days short of their 66th anniversary.
The couple farmed south of Lone Rock for 60 years, retiring when Chink turned 85, and then moved to Fenton. Margie still lived at that residence.
Margie was a true American farm wife. She worked at her husband's side, doing fieldwork, cattle and hog chores, raising chickens, walking beans, everything. Margie was also a fantastic cook, feeding anyone who came through her door, even if they weren't hungry. Margie and Chink enjoyed being a part of the bowling league in Algona for many years. She was a member of the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Aide. Margie loved to read, play cards, go fishing and adored her pets, but her heart belonged to her family.
Margie died April 9, 2013, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, after a weekend of being surrounded by her family. She was 87. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Gene Lockwood of Lone Rock; Linda Lou Erpelding and husband Steve of Algona; and Paula Ann Erpelding and husband Gary of Algona; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Gudrid Haynes of Fort Scott, KS and JoAnn Love of Oklahoma.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allwin Lockwood; son-in-law, Oscar Froeh-lich; granddaughter, Dawn Marie Froehlich; two sisters, Lula Curry and Loretta Pegum; four brothers, Jack, Guy, Earl and Herbie Besaw, and an infant sister, Delores.
Arrangements were handled by Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona. Condolences may be left at