Peggy Lou Hofferber Michel, 89, of Kearney, Nebraska, former Lexington resident, died Friday, April 20, 2018, at St. Luke’s Good Samaritan Care Facility in Kearney. She was born November 2, 1928, to Fred and Blanche (Benton) Hofferber in Dawson County, Nebraska. She grew up on a farm outside of Lexington with her parents, her brothers, Benton and Larry, and sisters, Ruth and Sandra. Peggy was a graduate of Lexington High School where she met her husband of 68 years, Eugene Michel. She married Eugene Michel on April 23, 1948. Two children were blessed to this marriage; Eric and Gwen. They lived their married life in Lexington, Nebraska spending their retirement years between their cabin on Johnson Lake and their home in Casa Grande, Arizona until 2014, when they moved to Kearney. Peggy worked many years for physicians, Dr. Olson, Dr. Elfeldt, and Dr Weston. Peggy and Eugene were able to retire early and enjoy over 30 years of retirement together. During their retirement they enjoyed inviting their siblings and spouses or their children and families to travel with them. The children and grandchildren have very fond memories of her. Peggy was a member of the Bonneville Daughters of the American Revolution, and the First Presbyterian Church. She was a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will never be forgotten. Peggy is survived by her children; Eric (Donna) Michel of Kearney, Nebraska, daughter, Gwen (Ken) Rittgarn of Casa Grande, Arizona; one sister, Sandra Gashue of Long Beach, California, one brother, Larry Hofferber of Prescott, Arizona; four grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) Michel, Mindi (Dave) Rasmussen, Nathan Rittgarn, Amy (Stuart) Miller, and five great-grandchildren. Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, her parents, a brother, (Benton), and a sister (Ruth). Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Eddie Mariel officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church or Lexington Fire Department. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be charge of assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.