Peggy Ann McElwain

Peggy Ann McElwain of Eaton Rapids, MI, formerly of Lansing, MI, passed away surrounded by her family, March 25, 2023, at the age of 73. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Peggy was born in Lansing, MI on May 12, 1949, to Arthur and Lucille (Martin) Alden. Peggy graduated from Everett High School in 1966 and on August 13, 1967, she married the love of her life, Ronnie. They had one son, Michael. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling in their camper, crafting, and just giving to those in need. Peggy worked over 30 years at the Dimondale Nursing & Rebab Center, first as a Restorative Aide and later an Activities Aide. She was very passionate when it came to her residents. After retiring from the Dimondale Center, she spent many years volunteering at the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ronnie; son, Michael (Lisa) McElwain of Eaton Rapids; sister, Connie Derr of Eaton Rapids; brothers, Larry Alden of Onondaga, and Gary (Dotie) Alden of West Branch; grandchildren: Michelle (Mike), Michael, and Mathew; great grandchildren, Beckham, Ellie, and Marley; many nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lucille and nephews, Rickey Derr and Russell Myers.
A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center, 201 Grand St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, on May 6, 2023, from 2-6 p.m. All are invited to attend and celebrate Peggy who was special to so many people. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center, 201 Grand St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website,