Peggy Joann Mallard

November 14, 1955March 18, 2020

Peggy Mallard led an extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and kindness. After fighting a long, hard, yet courageous battle with COPD, her sweet soul moved on from this earth on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. In her final days, she was able to be at home where she was surrounded by her family, friends, and grandchildren.

Peggy was born in Tacoma, Washington, on November 14, 1955, as Peggy Joann Malmberg, the youngest of three children. She graduated from Cahokia High School in Cahokia, Illinois. Peggy married Mike Mallard on September 1, 1979.

Peggy was a wonderful wife and dedicated mother to two girls, Tracy and Sarah. She spent most of their childhood at home with them, ensuring they had a home filled with warmth and love. Once her children were older, she went back to work in the field of cellular phones. She eventually settled at Sappington Cellular in West Belleville for many years, where she made life-long friends out of her co-workers and many of her customers as well.

Peggy will forever be remembered for her loving spirit. She exuded joy and kindness in everything she did. Many referred to her as the nicest person they have ever met. She was a very special soul and her loss will be felt by many.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Clarence and Wilma Malmberg; her mother-in-law and father-in-law Jack William and Nell Mallard; sisters-in-law Tina Malmberg, Terri Vice, and Merry Mallard; brother-in-law Jack Mallard; niece, Holly Schmitz; and various aunts, uncles and cousins.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Mike Mallard (a retired member of Laborers Local 670 in O’Fallon, IL, and UMWA Local 1820 in Marissa, IL ); her daughters Tracy Hardaway (husband Ben) and Sarah Clouse (husband Jeff and daughters Sophia and Kali); her older sister Karin Schmitz (husband Bobb and son Josh Schmitz); her older brother, David Malmberg (daughters Jennifer Hull, Julie Scott, and Jessica Donovan); brothers-in-law Bill Mallard and Rich Mallard; sisters-in-law Cheryl Trokey and Sue Horne; as well as four beloved grand dogs and many other nieces, nephews, family members and close friends.

Peggy’s final wishes were to have a big celebration of life where all her friends and family could gather to pay their final respects. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, and the state-wide restrictions, the family is saddened to share that there will be no public services for Peggy. For those that knew Peggy well, they knew that her granddaughter Sophia fought and won a battle with childhood cancer, thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. If you wish to honor Peggy’s life, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Peggy’s memory to one of the following organizations:

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: Friends of Kids with Cancer:


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Barbara Widel

April 2, 2020

Sweet, kind, loving, upbeat, wonderful, are just a few words that describe Peggy. Recently, despite what she was going through, Peggy found the time to reach out to me and rally me through my health crisis without mentioning hers. She was a selfless sweetheart. God has gained an angel. May God give you comfort and may your beautiful memories of Peggy always warm your heart.

Alison Ely (lysakowski)

March 28, 2020

you guys I am so sorry to hear of your circumstances. so sad that there cannot be a memorializing celebration.

I have good memories of Peggy. she indeed was very sweet. I remember manyyy times hanging out with you guys and her in your house- front room and the kitchen- and she would smile a lot and I enjoyed the conversations. i was so young back then that I don't really remember specific things we talked about. it's just her energy and face that stick with me. I remember Peggy as someone who loved her family, and someone I could count on for a kind greeting. what I remember best is her smiling and welcoming me each time I was there. she was usually around when I was there, and looking back, is one of the staples of my childhood, a great adult to have known then, at a time when most other adults close to me were family. I'm glad I could have her in my life.

I'm really glad Tracy and Sarah could have such a wonderful mom that has left them love-filled memories. Tyler and I send our heartfelt condolences to you all!!! <3

Richard Sappington

March 24, 2020

My condolences to the family and friends.
She was a wonderful person and devoted employee.
She was always upbeat and greeted all with a smile.
She will truly be missed.
Rich Sappington

Sandra Brown

March 24, 2020

My deepest condolences to you and your family Karin. May God bless and give you all peace at this heartbreaking time. 🙏

Tom Ahle

March 24, 2020

Mike and family you are in my prayers. I’m so very sorry for your loss Take care and stay safe Tom

Christy Byrne

March 23, 2020

Peggy was one of the nicest and sweetest person I have ever met. We met in our early twenties. Co-workers at 2 or 3 jobs. Is how we met. We would quit jobs and find another one together because we had so much fun together. Excellent co-workers. We enjoyed each other so much we became roommates along with the other sweetest person in the world her sister Karin. Peggy fell in love with Mike and soon she married her wonderful husband. So it was just Karin and I as roomies. She was one of my besties . We did still kept in touch and got together from time to time. My heart is breaking . My condolences go out to the family. I hope we can celebrate her life soon.

Carol Food-Watson

March 23, 2020

My sincere sympathy......
Peggy and I really hadn’t connected in years.
My parents were Red and Opal Moore (Walter’s sister). As I was growing up Aunt Rose would keep us up to date on Buck and Wilma and family. Through Facebook I was able to keep in touch with Peggy. Definitely knew she loved her family and they loved her deeply. I’ll be praying for the family in the days ahead. You will be missing her.

Linda Clouse

March 23, 2020

Peggy and I first met when Sarah and Jeff got together. We since became the best of friends and I loved her like a sister. We shared 2 beautiful Granddaughters, and had some of the greatest times with them. Life will never be the same without you. You will truely be missed.

Rhonda Gray

March 23, 2020

Peggy and I met when we were 12 years old. I was sitting in my driveway playing with rocks. She walked by and we started talking and as they say the rest is history. We were together just about all the time doing everything together. We had lots of fun times, won't go into some of them! Kidding, we didn't do anything bad. Just being goofy kids! We even took a bus out to KS to my aunt and uncles house all by ourselves when we were prob 14 or so. With permission of course. That was a fun adventure! I miss her already. L.Y.L.A.S.❤❤❤😓

Laura Pickerel

March 23, 2020

When I walked into a phone store 15 years ago, Peggy entered my life! Peggy was like a sister to me. She really knew how to listen and always showed deep interest in everything I said; I could tell her anything. Peggy was happy and ALWAYS SMILING! We shared many meals, wedding rehearsal festivities, bridal and baby showers, weddings, movie dates and most importantly, watched Sophia ring her Victory Bell; what a happy day! Heaven has another angel! With much love, Laura Pickerel