LUSK – Peggy Anne Fitzwater, 71, of Lusk, passed away Dec. 14, 2019, at Granite Rehab in Cheyenne.
A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 15, 2020, at the Fairgrounds in Lusk. A light lunch, snacks and drinks will be served.
Peggy was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Lusk to Loren “Bing” and Izetta (Milnes) Barr of Jay Em. She grew up on the family ranch north of Jay Em. She attended elementary school in Jay Em and graduated from Niobrara County High School in 1967.
Peggy was an active member of 4-H from a young age and later became a leader. She had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC with her 4-H group in high school. Many have memories with Peggy through 4-H.
Peggy married PeeWee Johnson in December 1967 and to this union two daughters, Kim and Kristy, were born. PeeWee and Peggy worked for various ranchers around the Lusk area. They later divorced. Peggy then married Bill Fitzwater and had a son, Travis. Bill and Peggy later divorced.
After many years working at various cafes and restaurants in Lusk, Peggy was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of her own restaurant, opening The Triangle 4 Café & Steakhouse in 2009. Peggy was known for her great cake decorating skills over the years, making many a birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, holiday and wedding cake.
Peggy is survived by her children Kim Johnson of Manville, Kristy (Pete) Dikeman of Napa, Calif., and Travis (Kate) Fitzwater of Fort Rice, N.D.; nine grandchildren: Annastacia Prince and Natasha Doyle of Lusk, Larissa Johnson of Manville; Kolton, Aspen and Kody Dikeman of Napa, Calif.; and Alyssa, Lane and Lauren Fitzwater of Fort Rice, N.D. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Skylar and Jaxson of Lusk. Peggy is also survived by her brother Robert (Barb) Barr of Pueblo, Colo., three nieces, a nephew and their children.
She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to a 4-H scholarship that has been set up in Peggy’s name at Lusk State Bank. Checks can be sent directly to Lusk State Bank. Please make checks payable to “Peggy Fitzwater 4-H Scholarship”.