Saturday, June 6, 2020


November 6, 1953 — November 29, 2019

   TOMAH - Peggy M. Meritt, 66, of Tomah, died Friday, November 29, 2019 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. 

   She was born on November 6, 1953 in Sparta to Everett and Loretta Mae (Pulham) Sanders. She grew up in Sparta and left school early to care for her ailing mother.

   Peggy married Walter Meritt on May 21, 1976 in Sparta. She enjoyed traveling, loved animals, and was especially proud of her log cabin home in Tomah.

   Peggy is survived by her husband, Walter of Tomah; her siblings, Ron (Kathy) Sanders of Sparta, Lynn Sanders of Sparta, and Gale (Carol) Sanders of Atlanta, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents and infant sister.

   A Celebration of Peggy’s Life will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. A luncheon will follow. 

   Online condolences may be offered to Peggy’s family at

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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