In memory of

Margaret McCrea

February 5, 1985 - June 22, 2021
From: Fort Dodge, IA
Margaret McCrea

Margaret McCrea

Born: February 5, 1985
Died: June 22, 2021
Age: 36
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   Margaret McCrea, age 36 of Fort Dodge, IA, formerly of Sac City, IA, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, with her parents by her side.
   Margaret Rose was born on February 5, 1985, to parents Mike and Roxann McCrea at Loring Hospital in Sac City. She was immediately sent to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA, where she was able to receive the specialty care she needed. She may have been born with a disability, but she never allowed that disability to define her.
  Margaret grew up in Sac City, out on the farm along with her siblings. She attended elementary school in Sac City and graduated with Sac City Community High School’s Class of 2003. While in school, she was in choir, participated in track, and was a high school cheerleader.
   She adored animals and over the years had many pets she loved to care for. Her first pup, Pickles, always held a special place in her heart. Most recently, after moving to Fort Dodge, Margaret volunteered at the Almost Home animal shelter. She looked forward to going there to help take care of the animals that were waiting for new homes.
   Margaret loved to read, especially Harry Potter books. She really enjoyed arts and crafts of all kinds and was a whiz when it came to word searches/puzzles. She had amazing spelling skills…you could ask her how to spell almost anything and she could tell you right on the spot.
   Margaret was such a genuine, caring person, who worried more for and about others than herself. She had such a soft, kind heart. Her spunky yet gentle smile will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in the arms of our Lord for eternity.
   She leaves behind to mourn her loss, parents, Mike and Roxann McCrea of Sac City, IA; siblings: Matt (Leah) McCrea of Spencer, IA, Miles McCrea (Samantha Newberry) of Sac City, IA, Molly (Brandon) Schmidt of Bellevue, NE, and Tommy McCrea (Julie) of Omaha, NE; nieces and nephews: Gabe, Riley, Oliver, Declan, Eleanor, Theodore, Audrey, Ryan, and Kelce; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other extended family members and friends.
   Margaret was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Denny and Rosalynn Strong; paternal grandparents Sherman Jr. and Bonnie McCrea.

Tribute Video
1:00 p.m., Monday
June 28, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Pastor Jason Baustian
4:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday
June 27, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Cory Grove Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:10 PM
“So very sorry for your loss”
- Marilyn Dose
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:02 AM
“So sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all”
- Tracy Heuton
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:02 AM
“ Many fond memories with Margaret coming over to play games with our boys and many stay overs and going to the Spencer Fair. Our deepest condolences to Margaret's entire family.”
- Heather R. Winkler & Jeff St.Clair and family
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:02 AM
“I don't know where to start.. I should start by saying thank you. Thank you for all the times I could come to you as a friend to talk too, thank you for always being my sunshine on a cloudy day🤍 You are a face I will never forget I'm thankful to have had spent the last 5 years with you from sunrise to sun down at The Villa. From sneaking outside to have a walk on the beautiful days we had together, to going through 50 different foods just so I could get you to eat a little something you were so stubborn love😂💜 I'm sorry I chose to relocate this last month and wasn't able to be there with you..😔 You rest up baby girl living pain free, and please continue to follow me through this new journey to our life I love you always & forever Ms.McCrea till we meet again🕊😇”
- Ari Vodraska
Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:07 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. I have great memories of her in school...always greeted me in the hallway with a smile. I enjoyed watching her do cheerleading. A ray of sunshine gone too soon. I am sure she will missed greatly by many. ”
- Kalyn Johnson
Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:07 PM
“I am so sorry for the loss of Margaret. Those of us who became very close to her providing her care are hurting very much. I will miss her smile everyday, our conversations and text messages. She was loved by so many people and I am honored to have been apart of her life! RIP "lil bit" you will be dearly missed! ”
- Leslie Mikesell
Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:07 PM
“You'll forever be my favorite resident and I'm gonna miss you a lot. Now you are no longer suffering. Love you Margaret 💜”
- Rajah
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:54 PM
“So sorry for your loss, prayers for her & prayers to the family as well”
- garry joern
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:01 PM
“Miles, We are very sorry for your loss. ”
- Patrick and Arielle Sachau
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 8:55 AM
“Our deepest condolences for your loss.”
- Rolf and Debra Campbell-Barron
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 8:55 AM
“We are so sorry about Margaret's passing so soon. She was a little ray of sunshine here and will be missed so much. Keeping all the family in prayer.”
- Earline Stadelbacher-Titus
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 8:55 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers sent your way. Margaret will always be thought of fondly by all of our family. Such a special lady. ”
- David and Cindy Wuebker
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Wish we could have met her. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. ”
- Bruce & Denise Pontious
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“So very sorry for your loss, prayers to your entire family.”
- Charlie & Donna Peyton
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“Im so very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to all.”
- Annette Blessington
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“So sorry for your loss..she was such a special gal who always smiled and was friendly to sad to hear”
- Cindy Williams
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. ”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:16 PM
“All of our family are so sorry for your loss. Mike and Jeani Green”
- Mike & Jeani Green
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