Peg TarpoffAge 93, passed away March 21, 2015.  She was born in Lansing on June 15, 1921, and has been a lifelong resident of the Lansing area.  Peg was a past member of Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, and is a current member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, and the Ingham Medical Center Signet Society.  She dedicated her life to raising her 5 daughters.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.  She was an excellent cook, and hosted many family gatherings.   Peg enjoyed traveling and taking vacations with her family.  She always put others first, and was always there for her family.

She was preceded in death by: her husband of 70 years, Archie in 2013; daughter, Lana Moore; grandson, Matt Heldman; brothers, Fred and Art Dorn; and sister, Eleanore “Nunie” Osborne.  Surviving are:  4 daughters, Linda Heldman of Scottsdale, AZ, Leslie Peterman of East Lansing, Lori (Greg Welch) Tarpoff of Marquette, MI, and Lisa Tarpoff of St. Joseph; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Marlene) Dorn of Houghton Lake, son-in-law, Edward Moore, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, with Fr. Mark Sietsema, PhD officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a Trisagion service at 6:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran (1001 N Capitol Ave, Lansing).

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10 Messages to “Margaret E. “Peg” Tarpoff”

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    Maren Schmidt DeLaitsch Says:

    Lori – so sorry for the loss of your dear mom. The picture of her is lovely, and you are beautiful like her too. It was lots of fun growing up as neighbors, and she was always gracious, willing to have tons of kids running in and out of the house and the pool. We had a lot of fun in the home that she ran. God bless and keep you all.

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    Carolyn Bilger Says:

    Lisa & family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was such an amazing woman! She exuded energy & a remarkable love for life!! I have such wonderful memories of your parents, both such amazing people. They are together again.
    Keep your memories close and she will always be right there.
    Much love to all of you.
    Carolyn

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    SUSAN SWAN GUSTOMSKI Says:

    Beautiful Lady, loving Mother and Wife. Wonderful daughters who could not ask for a better Mom

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    Margaret Peggy Swan Says:

    She was one of the best Moms ever. Always put together. Always beautiful. She was an excellent cook and always fully stocked kitchen. My sister Susan takes after her. I am sure there are families all over the country that are blessed by someone that knew her. She blessed Archie with 70 years of marriage and care. I will always remember you Mrs Tarpoff as an inspiration to be a better person.

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    Teri Brockmyre Sechrist Says:

    Oh, Lisa! I am sorry. Your Mom was so incredible! I am still striving to make chex mix like hers. Mr. Chex could take some lessons, too! Your family is in my prayers.

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