Margaret E. "Peg" Tarpoff

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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Madeline and Ted Palmer
March 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Peg was the most amazing person I ever knew. She was a great mother and wife. She was my second Mom. She was always there for me, she would sit and listen to me and always gave me the best advice. I remember once when I first got married and I had moved to California, I was trying to cook dinner and I didn’t know what I was doing so I called her and said Help , she laughed and said “you crazy kid, ok let’s get started and a hour later she walked me through how to make spaghetti and Red Velvet cake ! Which she made the best Red Velvet cake ever!
Thank you Peg for being my second Mom, thank you for listening to me, thank you for everything . I love you, RIP , I will miss you, love, Madeline.

Jeanne Brgdon
March 23, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Lori and Greg: So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts are with you today! Your mom passed one week later than my mom last year. We’ll be home 4-1-15 and I’ll cll you….Love ya, Jeanne and Greg

Leslie Rummins
March 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

So sorry for your loss.

Trudy Landauer & Joe Lyden
March 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Linda and family,
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your Mom was a pistol..! The get togethers years ago at your house in Libertyville, IL, having a crazy fun time are great memories. She was always smiling! She is now, and always will be. God bless.
Our love,
Trudy and Joe xxx xxx

Lorraine Murphy
March 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm

I never met Peg, but I know she was a wonderful woman. So sorry to hear the sad news.

Teri Brockmyre Sechrist
March 24, 2015 at 9:50 pm

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.

Margaret Peggy Swan
March 25, 2015 at 10:19 am

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.

March 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

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

Carolyn Bilger
March 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

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.

Maren Schmidt DeLaitsch
March 30, 2015 at 7:55 am

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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