In loving memory of

September 21, 1929 - November 11, 2022

Marguerite Elouise "Peg" VanOverloop, 93, of Marquette, passed away Friday afternoon, November 11, 2022 at Trillium Hospice House under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice.

Peg was born on September 21, 1929 in Munising, Michigan, a daughter of the late Axel and Thelma (Ferguson) Johnson and was a lifelong U.P. resident. She was a 1952 graduate of John D. Pierce High School.

Peg formerly owned and operated the Decorating Shop on North Third Street in Marquette. Later she was employed at the former St. Luke's Hospital in the admitting department and their gift store. She was also the bookkeeper at the former Earl's Carpet Shop and was an in home caretaker for many people, making many lasting friendships along the way.

Peg also served as chairperson for many years on the Marquette Township Board of Zoning Appeals, was as a former chair of the blood pressure check-up clinic in the Marquette Mall and was highway beautification chair for Marquette Township. Peg followed both Lutheran and Catholic traditions.

Survivors include one grandson, Kyle Brian VanOverloop of Depew, NY; a brother-in-law, Robert Martin of Sun City, AZ; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Sonderegger, Roger Johnson, Susan Johnson, Renee Johnson, Tammy Martin, Jim Martin, Dr. Robert Martin, Kathy Martin, Rodney Johnson, Roxanne Johnson; also several great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents was her beloved son, Brian VanOverloop on January 11, 1997; two brothers, George and Jim Johnson; a sister, Beverly Martin and a nephew Curtis Johnson.

A memorial service for Peg will be held at Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services in the spring of 2023 with burial to take place at the Holy Cross Cemetery alongside her parents and her son.

Memorials are preferred to the Marquette Township Beautification Committee, 1000 Commerce Drive, Marquette, MI 49855 in Peg's memory.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Peg's family where memories may be shared at


Linda wrote on Dec 2, 2022:

"We remember Peg as a lovely woman and very dedicated volunteer for years for Marquette Township! It was always our pleasure to work with her on our various Marquette Township activities. It was wonderful to know her and she left a lasting plus positive influence on us! Our sincere condolences, Linda and Gary Goodman"