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'Peggy' VlachFaye E. “Peggy” Vlach, 82, of Scotia, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Scotia. The Rev. Mark Middendorf will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Scotia. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Vlach was born on Nov. 13, 1933, in the Fish Creek area, near Scotia, the daughter of Theodore and Doris (Weed) Meyer. She was united in marriage to Millard D. Vlach on May 8, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church in Scotia. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 2009. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Sue Vlach of Scotia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Bryan Shuster of Laramie, WY and Tricia and Steve Kasper of Lincoln; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, David Meyer of West Richland, WA, Robert and Isi Meyer of Scotia, and Kathryn Ingerle of Elba; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharleen and Jerry Bebernes of Boulder, CO, Deanna and Delmer Conner of Burwell and Teddi and Doug Hoyt of Loveland, CO. She also leaves to cherish her memory seven grandchildren and spouses, Suzanne and John Allen of Aurora, Katie and Deric Riessland of Riverdale, Kimbrie and Steve Kriewald of Scotia, Abby and Nick Rennau of Wood River, Minden Faye and Shane Fox of Cheyenne, WY, Megan and TJ Gottschalk of Hays, KS and Micah and Holly Shuster of Lyman, WY; and eighteen great-grandchildren, Keeley, Jack and Canon Allen, Carter and Carson Riessland, Maggie and Annslie Faye Kriewald, Kendall and Burke Rennau, Bryanne and Jacob Fox, Teagan, Adilyn, Jonah and Remington Gottschalk and Troy, Trevor and Timothy Shuster. Shortly after birth her grandmother, Julia decided to call her “Peggy”, a name that stayed with her the rest of her life. Peggy attended Fish Creek School and was a 1950 graduate of Scotia High School. After she and Millard were married, they lived in Kentucky, while Millard served in the United States Army and she worked at an ordnance facility there. After Millard was discharged from the Army, they returned to Scotia. Peggy worked at the State Bank of Scotia and Sixel Insurance for many years, before retiring in 2001. The couple began Vlach Construction in 1962, which is still operated today, by their son, Rick. Peggy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Scotia and the LWML of the church. She was also a member of “The Birthday Girls”, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 150 of Scotia and the Nebraska Land Improvement Contractors Association. Peggy enjoyed Bible study groups and church activities and loved sewing, quilting and attending her grandchildren's school activities. In addition to her husband, Millard, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Carmelita Meyer. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church of Scotia or to the family's choice.
Dear Sue, Rick, Pam and Tricia,It was with great sadness that we learned of your Mom's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our heart goes out to you all and your families. What a very sweet lady. Deepest sympathies to you. Thoughts and Blessings to you.
Denise & Todd Arnett Jan 30 2016 2:20 AM
So many memories of this Great Lady!! So sorry for your loss. Some of our 4-H meetings, I thought she may pull her hair out. Peggy was always so much help. I remember a "come as you are" 4-H breakfast at the Vlach house bright and early on a Saturday morning. Peggy will always be a very special person in my heart. Thinking and Praying for all of you.
Karol Keller Jan 28 2016 6:17 PM
So sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. I always saw Peggy as a very beautiful lady with a gentle and kind heart. She will be missed.
Billie jo (Goldfish) Zyntek Jan 28 2016 3:34 PM
I have many cherished memories from my childhood with Peggy and the Vlach family. May you find peace in knowing she is with our Lord and her beloved, Millard. Please know I am thinking of you and sending prayers from Texas.
Jen Morgan Jan 27 2016 11:11 PM
My condolence to the family I understand your pain, She was a very special Sister of mine for longer than I can remimber.Sorry Ican't be there.
David Meyer Jan 27 2016 9:02 PM
Thinking of you all and praying for peace.
Kathy (Elstermeier) Exon Jan 27 2016 7:43 PM