Margaret Ann “Peg” Songer

July 03, 1931 ‒ January 23, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Margaret Ann “Peg” Songer, 86, of Galion passed away Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018 at the Galion Hospital.

She was born July 3, 1931 in Binghamton, New York and was the daughter of Harry and Mabel (Edgell) Hamburg. On April 25, 1953 she married Calvin J. Songer and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until his passing on January 30, 2014.

Peg was a homemaker for most of her life and had worked at various places over the years, including the North Central Special Education Center where she worked as a secretary and St. Paul United Methodist Church both in Galion. She was devoted to her faith as a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion. She was active with the Valley View Women’s Golf Association and the TWIG 5 at Galion Community Hospital. Peg was formerly a Girl Scout Leader for a number of years and enjoyed winning card games, dancing, bowling, golfing and spending time with her family.  Many family and friends enjoyed beautiful quilts and sweaters that she made for them.

She is survived by five children, Mark (Lois) Songer of Key West, Florida, Tim (Martha Kniseley) Songer of Charlotte, North Carolina, Linda (Jack) Kidwell of Galion, Bridget (Jeff) Sutton of Galion and Mike (Abby) Songer of Marion; nine grandchildren, Mia Carrasco-Songer, Gina Carrasco-Songer, Dylan Carrasco-Songer, Kerry Sutton, Kasey Sutton, Kaitlyn Sutton, Scott Kidwell, Joseph Songer and Anna Songer and two brothers Harry (Ethel) Hamburg of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania and William (Brenda) Hamburg of Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother Tom Hamburg.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a vigil service will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty St. Galion, Ohio with Father Paul Fahrbach and Father Tony Borgia as celebrants. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Peg Songer, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Mark and Bridget and family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your Mother. I remember them living behind my parents when we were growing up, they was so nice. I am thinking of all of you.

  • Songer family:
    So sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. She was a beautiful person and always made you feel part of her family. I remember her Cinnamon nut bread at Christmas. My prayers go out to you for comfort. It’s so hard to lose your mom. May God be with you. Peggy and Mark Sutton

  • Dear Mark,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are deeply sorry for your loss, and hope that the time you are spending together sharing memories of your mother’s long and full life brings you comfort and laughter to soften the sadness of her passing.
    With sincerest condolences,
    Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Board and Staff

  • So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Please know that she as well as all of you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill and Brenda Hamburg

  • Peg was such a sweet lady,she will be missed,always a smile on her face.You all are in my thoughts an prayers..

  • Peg was such a sweet lady,she will be missed,always a smile on her face.You all are in my thoughts an prayers..Another angel to watch over us.

  • Songer Family

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. We will miss Peg! She has always been a very
    special friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sorry we cannot attend
    her memorial services, as we are in Florida.
    Ray & Marty Weithman

  • To Peg’s Family,

    We send our condolences to you on your Mother’s passing. We remember fun times with her at K of C functions. A very good lady. Soo talented also.

    With regret we will not be able to be there for her Funeral service as we are at our son’s home in AZ.

    Much love to you and God Bless!

    Maryann and Don Heimlich

  • Mrs Songer was my/our second Mom. During my GHS High School days I would stay at the Songer house while my family was out of town because I had football practice or I needed to do my Columbus Dispatch paper route.

    Her and “CJ” were my second set of parents. They were always around as Peg and CJ were best friends with my Mom and Dad!

    If they didn’t come to our house once a week we were over at their’s. Lots of fond memories! I will miss them greatly!🙏

  • Mark,Tim,Linda,Bridget ,Mike and families, So sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. She was a very kind and talented lady.She really enjoyed her family. Keep all your memories close .

  • To the Songer Family,
    Please accept our prayers and sympathy for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • My thoughts and prayers to your family.
    Peg was a gentle and sweet person who will always be remembered. So hard losing our parents but they provided us with wonderful childhoods. She will always be in your hearts.
    Lisa and Tony

  • Sending much love to you all today as you gather together to celebrate and share memories of your kind, lively, joy to be around mother. I especially liked the line in her obituary that she enjoyed WINNING card games. Remember those evening of charades, and all those games of Yahtzee? Oh what fun our families had together. I will miss Aunt Peg, as I do Uncle Jake.

    Love to each of you,

  • We are so sorry we are unable to spend time with you as you celebrate Peg’s life. Peg and Cal were among those we first met when Al joined the Knights of Columbus shortly after our marriage. They ways warm and friendly people. We have also had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bridget and Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
    Alice and Deacon Al Sisson