Margaret (Peggy) King, age 91, of Waukesha, WI passed from a well-lived life to eternal life on November 19, 2020. Born on January 30, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA, Peggy was the daughter of Harry and Jean Tiedeck. With her sister Betty and brother John, she enjoyed an active childhood on their family farm “Indian Run” in
Woodstown, New Jersey, where she grew to love nature, the outdoors, horses, dogs and animals of all kinds.
After high school, Peggy spent 10 years working at the Wharton Business School Library at University of Pennsylvania. She met DeWayne “Dewey” King, who was on the football coaching staff there and a love to last a lifetime began. She and Dewey married in 1956. Their marriage was a true partnership of love and devotion and was an inspiration to all who knew them.
Peg was an ideal partner for a coach. When Dewey took a position at Rutgers University, Peggy served as a house mother for the student athletes. Their family grew to include two boys of their own. As Dewey’s coaching career took their family around the country, Peg nurtured her artist’s heart developing her considerable talents in ceramics, decoupage, woodworking, chipping and wood carving. When the couple finally made their home in Waukesha, she enjoyed following her passions. Her love of nature and animals was shown abundantly in her many life-like carvings of birds and other animals, that she created over the years.
Peg had a big place in her heart for persons with special needs. For many years he served as a teacher’s assistant at Fairview South School in Brookfield, WI. Peg was very active volunteering thousands of hours to Special Olympics Waukesha County. WISN-TV channel 12 recognized Peggy as one of “12 Who Care” in 1999 for her 30 years of dedicated service and leadership as a volunteer with Special Olympics.
Peggy was followed in death soon after her passing by her beloved husband, Dewey. She is survived by her sons, Doug (Kerry) King and Bruce (the late Becky) King; her granddaughters Jamie and Rebecca King; 3 great grandchildren; and her nephew Michael Brooks.
A graveside service for both Dewey and Peggy is planned for month, day, at time (PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES) at Salem Cemetery, Wales, WI. It will be recorded so that family and friends may share in the celebration of Dewey’s and Peggy’s lives. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Special Olympics Greater Milwaukee. Special Olympics Wisconsin, 2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000, Madison, WI 53718 or donate online at https://support.specialolympics.org/a/wisconsin
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Special Olympics Wisconsin
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