Margaret “Peggy” Buchanan

Margaret “Peggy” Buchanan

Margaret “Peggy” Buchanan, 68, of Garwin, Iowa, passed away on January 24, 2021, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames. Cremation rites have been accorded and there are currently no services scheduled. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Peggy and her family.

Margaret “Peggy” Kathleen Lingard was born December 24, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Marial and Evelyn (Hunter) Lingard. Peggy grew up in Garwin, and there she graduated high school. Peggy was united in marriage to the love of her life, Steven “Steve” Buchanan on July 22, 1995. Peggy worked as a nurses’ aid in various nursing homes and at the Marshall County Care Facility for many years. Peggy also worked at Lennox Industries for 25 years before retiring in 2018. Peggy was always a caregiver; she loved gardening, having fun with her grandkids, and going on rides with Steve on his Harley. She combined her passions by letting each of her children plant their own rose bush in their choice of color. Nothing gave her more joy than giving her time to be with the people who made her smile.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Steve Buchanan Sr.; her children, Ryan Collins and Cassidy Collins; her step-children, Steven Buchanan Jr. and Christopher (Kylee) Buchanan; her grandchildren, Caiden Collins, Amber, Natasha and Carlie Buchanan, and Calum and Gabriel Buchanan; and five great grandchildren. Peggy is also survived by her siblings, Bill Lingard, Marilyn (Richard) Pritchett, and Kevin Lingard; and her beloved dog, Sigh.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Keith and Tim Lingard; her sister, Margo Haver; and her granddaughter, Maxwell Collins.