Margaret Jane Koenig-Peterson

May 6, 1956 - August 26, 2019

Margaret Jane Koenig-Peterson, age 63, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.  Margaret was born on May 6, 1956 and was adopted lovingly by Joseph J. and Marcella J. (Bendzick) Koenig.  She graduated from New Prague High School.  She raised 3 successful children and kept them all together.  Her heart was like no other.  She had a lot against her but she cared about no one else’s direction in child rearing; her children were her gold and her life’s blood.  She never gave up on them, did her job, and did it excellently.  Her family was her top priority and she enjoyed time with them above all else.  She also loved cooking and exploring new restaurants.  She got excited with any kind of shopping experience.  More recently, she and Mark enjoyed fishing excursions.


Margaret is survived by her significant other, Mark Iverson; children, Carmen A. Koenig-Wagner (Bryce Halverson), Richard G. Millard (Angie Heiberger), Rebecca Jane (Robert) Drogue; grandchildren, Branden, Hunter, Tony, Kyle, and Kaiden; siblings, Karl (Brenda) Koenig, Mary (Paul) Mullenmeister, Trudy Koenig, Richard Koenig, Ronald Koenig, Judy (Wallace) Wendel.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Koenig; sister, Toni Norling; nephew, John Mullenmeister.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at St.  John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Union Hill with Father Eugene Theisen officiating.  Visitation will take place Saturday morning from 9 – 11:30 at Bruzek Funeral Home.  Burial will occur at a later date and lunch will follow Mass at the KC Hall.

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Will and Rocky Layland
8 months ago

Karl and Brenda so sorry to read the news of your Sisters passing! Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time…Hugs to you all

Nancy Fierst
8 months ago

Karl and Brenda
So sorry to hear about your sister passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randy and Nancy Fierst

John Streiff
8 months ago

So sad to hear this , our prayers are with Margaret and her family ,brothers and sisters, flooded with memories ,all of them good and happy times at the Koenigs! Sleep well my dear cousin, God bless!

Mary Ellen Baldwin
8 months ago

I lived on the farm next to Margaret. Margaret and I hung out together ALL the time growing up. We were great friends. I am so sadden by this and Margaret and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers… I so wish I could make it there on Sat. To celebrate Margaret’s life. You ALL are in my Thoughts and Prayers….

Leann Zweber Bull
8 months ago

Prayers for the happiness of my cousin Margret and her family…will always remember the joy of playing together.

Gayla Gilbertson
8 months ago

My thoughts are with Carmen, Richard and Becky. Your mom was a great person and thought so much of you kids. So sorry for your loss.

Jeanne Stark
8 months ago

I also want to give my prayers to Trudy.

As I said Margaret Trudy and I we’re very close with as we grew up our Shenanigans were something that both of our mothers just shook their heads up. Margaret will be in my heart forever. I also want to have my prayers for Mark as Margaret loved him very very much. Blessings to the whole family.

Jeanne Stark
8 months ago

I will miss Margaret so much she was my favorite cousin and we had such good times growing up. I will never forget the time we made the pound cake at the farm and no one would eat it and we had to throw to the pigs and they wouldn’t even eat it. We never told Marcella that we had used 10 eggs to make that cake. We all laughed so hard. We had such good times growing up. Mary Margaret Judy and I had such good Adventures. I will really truly truly miss her. My prayers are with your… Read more »

Sandy Seurer
8 months ago

Brenda & Karl, so sorry for your family’s loss!

Mary & Larry
8 months ago

Karl & Brenda and Mary. Iam so very sorry 4 your loss. Please take care sending prayers and hugs 2vu and your family.

Katie and Russ Seurer
8 months ago

My thoughts and prayers to all Margaret’s Family. So sorry for your loss.

Sue Koenig
8 months ago

Kenny and I would like to express our deep sympathy to all Margaret’s loved ones. God be with you all.

Delphine Bendzick
8 months ago

My deepest sympathy. Sending angels to surround you. Delphine Bendzick

8 months ago

I love grandma so much she was the best grandma ever She did a lot for me and so much memories

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