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3/26/2014 11:30:00 AM
Margaret "Mag" Morel
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Margaret C. “Mag” Morel, 93, of La Salle died at 6:15 p.m. March 24, 2014, in Heritage Health Care Center, La Salle.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial Services will be at a later date. Ptak Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Margaret was born March 28, 1920, in La Salle to Gus and Lilly (Kramer) Pelkey. She married La Verne “Buck” Morel on Jan. 17, 1942, in Canton, Ohio.

She worked at Westclox during World War II. She owned and operated Maggie’s Miniatures on Eighth Street in La Salle for many years.

She is survived by her husband, La Verne “Buck” of La Salle; three daughters, Jan Armstrong of La Salle, Jill (Keith) Vasquez of La Salle and Jo E. Morel of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two sons, James (Sherry) Morel of Mount Carroll and Jay Morel of La Salle; eight grandchildren, Tom Morel, Kaleen Barbera and Marques Morel, Nikki Merrick, Nathan and Luke Armstrong, Michelle Morel and Jo E. Vasquez; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her niece goddaughter, Mary Margaret Ziel.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Winnie Ziel; and two brothers, William and Henry Pelkey.

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