Margaret M. Gammon, 84

Margaret M. Gammon, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.

Margaret was born July 12, 1927, in Little Falls, to the late John and Stella (Rudnick) Karnowski. In 1945, upon graduating from St. Francis High School, she traveled to Washington, D.C. and worked under General Eisenhower for the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon. Margaret returned to Little Falls in 1949 and was united in marriage to Warren K. Gammon October 22 of that same year. The couple lived and raised their four children in Little Falls. Margaret worked for many years as the administrative assistant for the municipal court judge and served as the clerk of court for Morrison County. Later on in her life, she was employed for over a decade at First Bank of Little Falls now known as Bank of the West. Margaret enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and going to the casino. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Linda Otsea of Colorado Springs, Colo., Barbara Gammon of Sartell, Charles Gammon and his wife, Renae of Sauk Rapids and Mary Kay Gammon of Little Falls ; her “adopted” daughter, Gloria Gammon; grandchildren, Jesse Otsea and Jenifer Otsea of Colorado Springs; great-grandchildren, Kieran and Jasmine Otsea of Colorado Springs; honorary grandchildren, Zack and Mitch Beattie, Manón, Claire, Nicolette, and A.J. Gammon-Deering all of Little Falls and Brooke Torvik of Rice; brothers, Eugene Karnowski of Chico, Calif., Florian “Jake” Karnowski of Hemet, Calif., and James Karnowski of Little Falls; and sister, Terry Clemmons of Las Vegas, Nev.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; parents, John and Stella Karnowski; son, Thomas Warren; brothers, Fred “Kokomo” Karnowski, Richard, “Dick” Karnowski and Toby Karnowski; and sister, Florence Zak.

Pallbearers were Jesse Otsea, Brian Karnowski, Troy Gammon, Elvin Siegel, Mitch Beattie and John Jacobs.

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