SABULA, —Iowa—Peggy A. Huebner, 91, of Sabula, Iowa, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022, at her home.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 27, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula. Memorials may be made to the Sabula Ambulance Association.
Peggy was born Sept. 15, 1930, daughter of Chester and Emalene (Bingham) Ackerman. She was raised in Savanna and Sabula. Peggy graduated from Sabula High School with the class of 1948. After graduating she worked for Clinton Engine in Maquoketa, Iowa, and then worked at the Savanna Army Depot as an Ammo Inspector. It was around this time Peggy met the love of her life, Charles Huebner. The couple hit it off, and got married on April 10, 1955. Together, Peggy and Charles raised three children, and celebrated 48 years of marriage until Charles’ passing in 1998.
If you were looking for Peggy you could usually find her driving around Sabula, behind the wheel of her car, moped, or golf cart. She rolled the streets, stopping at the Hop-n-Shop and City Hall, gathering all the town gossip. In the summer, Peggy would ride around in her golf cart with a bag full of DumDum suckers. She would throw out handfuls of candy to kids, like a one-woman parade; she probably gave out 3,000 suckers every summer.
When Peggy wasn’t cruising the streets of Sabula she liked to fish the Mississippi and play bingo at the Sabula VFW. Peggy and Pat Waidelich were the founding members of the Sabula VFW Auxiliary; Peggy maintained her membership for her entire life. Peggy was also the Grand Marshal of Island City Days 2013.
At the center of Peggy's life was her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cherished having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren come over and spend time. To her great-grandchildren, she will always be known as "Grandma CooCoo".
Peggy will be dearly missed by her three children, Bentley (Debra) Huebner of Kellog, Iowa, Beth (John) Ritchie of Savanna, and Barry Huebner of Clinton, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Emalene Huebner, Miranda Huebner, Ashley, Haley, Siena, Ben Ritchie, Willie Ritchie, Ethan Ritchie, Isaac Ritchie, and Chad Coleman; 18 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Nancy) Ackerman of Eldridge, Iowa.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents, Chester and Emalene; and two brothers, Don, and Tom.
Peggy's children would like to give a special thank you to Mercy One Hospice for the super care they gave their mom, and a special thank you to Anita Rabuck for taking care of Peggy.