Peggy Lou (Ernst) Deyak, 82-year-old resident of Mesa, AZ, died of cancer Friday September 17th, 2021 at Enclave Assisted Living of Gilbert, AZ. Peggy Lou was born in Onamia, MN on November 12th, 1938 to the late Francis and Rose Marie (Brown) Ernst.
Peggy Lou graduated from St. Francis High School in Little Falls, MN in 1956 and graduated from St. Gabriel’s School of Nursing as an RN in 1959. She met her husband, John Deyak, while working in Ely, MN and later married in California in 1962. They moved back to St. Cloud, MN and lived in the area until retirement.
Peggy Lou made Mesa, AZ her winter home, and San Diego, CA her summer home. No matter where she lived, she enjoyed entertaining, playing cards, board games, learning to play the harmonica and helping others to live healthy.
Peggy Lou is survived by son Brian Deyak, daughter Lynn Dahl and son Brad Deyak; grandchildren Shelby Dahl, Cassidy Dahl, Remington Deyak and Reagan Deyak; sister Charlotte VanRisseghem, brother Mike Ernst, and many nieces and nephews. Peggy Lou was preceded in death by her late husband John Deyak and parents Francis and Rose Marie (Brown) Ernst.
A Memorial Service will be held at Venture Out in Mesa, AZ on November 6th where Peggy Lou and husband John made their home after retiring from Minnesota. After Peggy Lou’s memorial service in Mesa, AZ, a graveside service will be held November 22nd at 1pm in Immaculate Conception Cemetery Becker, MN, where she will be buried alongside her husband John.