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Margaret May Mackie

October 23, 1927 - April 28, 2021
From: Peoria, AZ | Originally: Spencer, IA
Margaret May Mackie

Margaret May Mackie

Born: October 23, 1927
Died: April 28, 2021
Age: 93

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     Margaret May (Bale) Mackie, the daughter of Ernest and Mildred (Dewey) Bale, was born October 23, 1927, on a farm northwest of Ruthven, Iowa. She graduated from Ruthven High School and Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa.

     She married Stewart Mackie on April 9, 1947. Following their marriage, they went to Greenville, South Carolina, where Stew was playing ball for the Greenville Spinners (Brooklyn Dodgers Organization Class A). They spent winters in Spencer and summers in South Carolina until 1949 when they returned to Spencer and started Stew’s Standard for 23 years.

     Margaret was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer, where she taught Sunday school Kindergarten. She enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, golfing, having coffee with friends, and volunteering at Spencer Hospital. She started the Mini Donut business in 1988 which she enjoyed, but sold it when they moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1990 where they were winter visitors. She and Stew finally stayed year round as their oldest son, Larry, and family lived in Scottsdale.

     She passed away on April 28, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Halsey and Keith (Gladys). She is survived by two sons, Larry (Kathy) of Sun City, Arizona, and Brad (Melinda) of Broomfield, Colorado, two daughters, Jackie Huckfelt (Jeff) of Spencer, Iowa, and Janet of Houston, Texas, 11 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will take place 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 14, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Bryan Huckfelt
Todd Huckfelt
Chad Huckfelt
Larry Mackie, Jr.
Joshua O'Meara
T.J. Huckfelt
Visitation will take place Thursday, May 13, starting at 3:00 P.M., with family present from 5-7:00 P.M., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“So sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending sympathy to all your family.”
- Donna (Owen)Kirschenman
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:57 PM
“So long ago, I took the job that Margaret was quitting at Ewing Insulation, then located where Dairy Queen is now. She trained me as Mr. Ewing's secretary. We remained friends until they moved out of town. I am so sorry. May God comfort you in your loss & sorrow.”
- Dolores Gruchow Hatfield
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 1:22 PM
“So sorry to hear about Margaret.We used to have such a good time together.”
- Nona Grohe
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9:56 AM
“Dear Mackie Family,
I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing. So many wonderful memories and stories to be told of a life so well lived! May those memories give you all comfort in the coming days. ”
- Carla Monthei Hofmaster
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:46 AM
“So sorry to hear of Aunt Margaret's passing. I remember being a young girl and spending one week each summer at their house in Spencer - I had so much FUN!! Much love and lots of hugs to all my cousins and their families!! Thoughts and prayers. ”
- Terry (Mackie) Schossow
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:46 AM
“Kathy, Larry, Jackie and family, so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She was always beautiful and kind to me where ever I saw her. I helped her with her glasses for years and always enjoyed the time with her. God's Blessing to all. Vicki Rosa Seversen and Gary”
- Vicki and Gary Seversen
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:45 AM
“Jackie and family,
So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. May your memories of her comfort you all during this difficult time.”
- Linda Versluis
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:45 AM
“Jeff, Jackie, and all of the Huckfelt family,
We are sad to learn of Margaret's passing, but rejoice that she and Stew are now reunited. We got to know them through fire dept activities while Stew was fire chief. The mini donuts were a real treat during the time that they ran that stand. We always looked for them at the lakes area flea market on summer holidays. Her legacy lives on through all of you. During this time of sorrow, may you always be aware of the Lord's abiding love, and may wonderful memories sustain you. You have our deepest sympathy-Tom and Mary Galik”
- Mary Galik
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. My God wrap his arms around you and give you peace”
- Gayle & Bryan Bailey
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“Oh Margaret, I miss my dear friend! Our years of bowling, golfing and talk over coffee are dear to my heart! I will never forget our wonderful friendship! May our Lord bless you family! With Love, Marge! ”
- Margie Ingledue
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:11 AM
“Dearest Jackie and family my heart goes out to you. Margaret was a very special person!
With Love, Jean”
- Jean Christensen
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:11 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to you all during this time - I have such fond memories from my childhood of your Mom and Dad dropping by the house on a Sunday afternoon to visit - May perpetual light shine upon the both for all of eternity.

Dennis and Jennifer Bussey”
- Dennis Bussey
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Margaret was a good friend to many. I always looked forward to seeing her on her visits to Spencer. She was always fun to be with. ”
- Bess Madsen
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 4:43 PM
“Larry, Jackie, Janet, Brad and family. I’m so sorry for your
loss. I loved Aunt Margaret. She always had us laughing. Now she joins Uncle Stew ❤️❤️”
- Linda Rehder
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:25 AM
“I’m sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mom. Our prayers are with you.

Dean and Shelley Bussey”
- Dean and Shelley Bussey
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:44 AM
“Jackie & family.... please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and thought through the next days. Lean on each other and may God comfort you all . ”
- Frank & Della Jeffrey
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:44 AM
“Aunt Margaret was a hoot. Just loved her laugh. Thoughts, Prayers & Hugs”
- Judy Mackie Schmidt
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:44 AM
“We are sorry to hear about your Mom. May your memories of special times together carry you through this difficult time. ”
- Rick and Nancy Dean
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“Jackie and families, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always joy to talk too. Hugs to all of you. ”
- Bill and Bert Meyer
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“Jackie and Family - Sending Prayers, Hugs, and Sympathy at this time of the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Blessings for Peace and Comfort during this difficult time of transition. Take Care -”
- Molly Mulqueen
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“She was a sweet wonderful lady. My deepest sympathy. ”
- Joan Wimmer
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“Jackie we were so sorry to hear about your mom our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“Jackie, sending my sympathy and prayers. I loved working with your Mom at SMH with the auxiliary. She was so much fun! Sending you A hug. . .”
- Sherri and Tim Steffen
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“Jackie & Family, my deepest sympathy to each of.....”
- LaVonne Clark
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 2:54 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers to all of Margret's family. We will miss her smile.”
- Denny and Diane Thomas
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