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Marguerite A. Pappas

September 1, 1929 — May 26, 2017

Marguerite “Marge” A. Pappas, 87, of Mason City, IA, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 2, 2017, at Epiphany Parish Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams, with Rev. Andrew A-Mensah officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2017, with a scriptural wake service at 6:30 PM at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Memorials may be directed to the Marguerite Pappas Memorial Fund in care of the family.

Marge was born September 1, 1929, in Mason City, the daughter of Thomas and Marguerite (Murray) Holmes. She graduated from Manly High School in 1947, and continued her education at Hamilton Business College. On December 22, 1951, she married George Pappas at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly, IA. The couple enjoyed camping, spending time at their cabin in Minnesota and traveling – particularly to Alaska and Canada. Marge also enjoyed reading, Sudoku, fishing, taking care of their Boston Terriers, spending time outdoors and enjoying the wildlife. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she was involved in church circle and many other church activities.

Marge is survived by 3 children: Teresa Anderson and husband Emory of Mason City, Tony Pappas and wife Kim of Mason City, and James Pappas and wife Sandy of Nora Springs, IA; daughter-in-law: Norma Pappas of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren: Allissa and Ashley Anderson, Nicole, Olivia, and Ben Pappas, Greg and Anthony Pappas, Jody Mateo Mendoza and husband Daniel, and Ted Pappas and wife Kayla; and 5 great-grandchildren; brother: Jack Holmes and wife Diane; and brother-in-law: Alex John Pappas and wife Audrey. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2011; son: Murray Pappas; granddaughter: Kirby Pappas; grandson: David James Pappas; sister: Mary Lois Alitz; 2 brothers: Murray and LeRoy Holmes.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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Friday, June 2, 2017

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Epiphany Parish Holy Family Catholic Church

714 North Adams, Mason City, IA 50401

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