Peggy Aarhus

Dec 28, 2017
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Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 am
Locke Funeral Home
1519 W. 4th St.,
Waterloo, IA  50702


Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10:00 am until service times
Locke Funeral Home
1519 W. 4th St.,
Waterloo, IA  50702


Fairview Cemetery
Cedar Falls


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Peggy Aarhus, 82, of Parkersburg, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, December 28, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

She was born September 7, 1935, in Watford, England, daughter of George and Gertrude Freemes. She married Richard "Dutch" Minikus on December 28, 1968, in Cedar Falls; he preceded her in death on January 19, 2012.

Peggy graduated from high school in Watford and worked as a para educator at River Hills for many years. She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.

Survived by: four sons, Larry Aarhus of Cedar Falls, Rory Docter of Salt Lake City, Utah, Darryl Docter of Sycamore, Illinois, and Boyd Aarhus of Parker Heights, Texas; two daughters, Denise Docter of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Michelle Aarhus; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Brenda of England.

Preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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  1. Richard L. Foster | Jan 03, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Peggy will live in your hearts and memories forever. She was an absolute joy to work with and a very attentive to the needs of students. God created a very special lady!  Godspeed Peggy!  Richard L. Foster

  2. Deb Goodenbour | Jan 02, 2018
    My sincere sympathy to the whole family. I loved Peggy's quick wit, British accent & occasional British terms for things, as we worked at River Hills School (I was there 1994-2004). Peggy's grandson Sean still ranks as one of my all-time favorite students (23 years worth of kids!). May God bless you all with good memories of Peggy's love for you, and of the sparkling personality so many of us remember. 

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