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Guhin, Margaret "Peg"

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August 28, 1927 - December 22, 2018

Guhin, Margaret "Peg"

Margaret Pusl “Peg” Guhin, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Hotz) Pusl was born at home on the family farm near Dallas, SD on August 28, 1927. She passed away on December 22, 2018 in Plano, TX at the age of 91 years.

Peg graduated from Gregory High School and earned a teaching certificate from Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD. After teaching 8th grade in Britton, SD, Peg was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Guhin on February 4, 1950. They settled in Omaha, NE where their twin daughters Kathleen and Cynthia were born. The family moved to Fort Dodge, IA where children Patrick, Daniel, Margaret, Joseph, Richard Jr. and Mary were born. In Fort Dodge, Peg was a founding member of the Monican Mothers of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, a prayer group whose members became lifetime friends.

Moving to Bettendorf, IA in 1961, the family was completed after the birth of youngest son John. Both Peg and Dick were active in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where Peg served on several church committees and was a choir member for 50 years.  Peg rejoined the work force in 1970 as she and Dick purchased Chenhall Personnel Services, together they ran a successful industrial and office staffing business side by side for many years.

Peg used her organizational skills to enhance the numerous civic groups for which she volunteered including the Davenport Chamber of Commerce and the American Management Society. She was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad and reappointed by Governor Tom Vilsack to the Governor’s Council for the Iowa Department of Human Service.

After residing in Bettendorf for 50 years, Peg and Dick moved to the Dallas, TX area in 2011 to live in proximity to daughters Kathy and Mary.  Dick Guhin, her beloved husband of 64 years predeceased Peg on February 22, 2014.  Peg passed away peacefully on December 22, 2018 with family by her side.

In addition to her husband, Peg is preceded in death by her seven siblings and her son Daniel.  Peg is survived by sisters-in-law Nancy Guhin Selle of Loveland, CO and Dottie Prensner Pusl of Solana Beach, CA, by children Kathleen (Bruce) Sterba of Coppell, TX, Cynthia (Robert) Mayer of Mesa, AZ, Patrick Guhin of Milwaukee, WI, Margaret (Richard) Schenck of Harlan, IA, Joseph (Carla) Guhin of Greensboro, NC, Richard (Katherine) Guhin of Bettendorf, IA, Mary (Phillip) Whitaker of Plano, TX, John (Lynn) Guhin of LeClaire, IA and by daughter-in-law Angela Guhin of Bettendorf, Iowa. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 4:00 pm on Saturday March 16, 2019 at St Joseph Village chapel, 1201 E. Sandy Lake Rd, Coppell, TX 75019, a 3:30pm rosary will precede the mass.  Dinner will follow at the home of her daughter Mary.  Inurnment will occur on Monday March 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund ( or a charity of your choice.

Peg will be remembered for her deep faith, her boundless energy, and her organizational and leadership skills, and especially her devotion to her husband. Her extended family will remember the beef stew and cherry pies that she would prepare for family gatherings, but most importantly, her steadfast love.  She will be missed by all she touched during her life. May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.


Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
(214) 306-6700

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Mary T Whitaker

May 05, 2019 7:38AM

My mother Peg Guhin was a force of nature. She was always organized which helped her raise 9 kids. Even after she had Alzheimer's and lived in a memory care, she would try to organize the group activities with the leader. She was a loving wife to Dick and a devoted mother, she sent out birthday cards to all of her children, sons and daughters-in-law and grandchildren faithfully. The grandkids got crisp $1 bills totalling their age every year. As Mother's Day approaches, her absence grows seems palpable Peg made the world a better place in so many ways.
May her memory always be a blessing.
From you loving daughter, Mary