Margaret Elma Petershagen

January 4, 1921March 6, 2019

Margaret Elma (Parks) Petershagen of Everett died peacefully following a brief illness Wednesday evening, March 6, at Providence Regional Medical Center. She was born in Seattle along with twin sister Mary Elizabeth on January 4, 1921. The two girls were adopted as infants and raised by Fred and Minna Parks of Seattle. They both graduated from Queen Anne High School of that city. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband George Henry Petershagen, twin sister Mary Elizabeth Lindbergh of Seattle, and brother Richard Raemer and sister Dorothy Palmer both of Spokane. She often spoke of herself as “the last of her generation” of her circle of friends and relatives. She is survived by her four sons of whom she was as proud as any mother could be and their families: George F. and Barbara Petershagen of Sissonville, WV, Herb and Carol Petershagen of Indio, CA, Bob Petershagen of Marysville, and Gary and Jeanne Petershagen of Lake Stevens. Other descendants include six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Along with husband George, Margaret was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Everett and numerous family-oriented community organizations. They followed and supported Everett High School and Everett Community College football and basketball teams. They were members of Everett Golf and Country Club and other social organizations. Most importantly they were strong supporters of their four sons in their academic pursuits and personal lives. At her request no services will be held. In lieu of flowers Margaret requested donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Everett or the American Diabetes Association – Washington State.


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Susan Robicheau

March 12, 2019

I feel so fortunate to have known Margaret - she was a delightful woman who embodied style and grace in all facets of her life. I smile every time I think of her......such a lovely, lovely person....god bless her family during this time of sorrow❣️