ARLENE PETERSON

Arlene Peterson, of rural Mora, died on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Haven House in Cambridge.  She was 84 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26th at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick, MN with Rev. Lori Blake officiating.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, Nov. 25 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.

Arlene Harriet Peterson was born April 11, 1927 in Eleva, Wisconsin to Lewis and Alma (Johnson) Norby.  She was baptized and confirmed at the Bennett Valley Lutheran Church and attended school in Bennett Valley.

In 1944 Arlene came to Minnesota and worked first in Minneapolis and later at the Grasston Northwoods Novelty Company. On June 22, 1946 she was united in marriage to Curtis Peterson of the Coin/Lewis Lake area. To this union 2 children were born. Arlene worked at the Cambridge Regional Center as a teacher’s aid in special education for disadvantaged children until she retired in 1981.

After Curtis passed away in 1977, Arlene remained on the farm where she loved to garden, raise vegetables and grow flowers. A neighbor encouraged her to purchase a set of skis and introduced her to cross country skiing which she enjoyed for many winters.

Arlene’s family and friends were important to her and she enjoyed corresponding with them via letters, cards and phone calls. She loved traveling with her granddaughters to various cities in many states to attend their competitive diving events.

Christian faith was an important part of Arlene’s life. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church since her marriage to Curtis. She was a member of the ladies WELCA Group and enjoyed hosting the ladies Bible Study Group in her home for many years.

Arlene is preceded in death by her husband Curtis;  parents; step-mother Jeannette; daughter Barbara Davis; and step-sister Bonnie De Witt.

She is survived by son, Roger (Darlene) Peterson of Brooklyn Park, MN; grandchildren Pat (Michelle) Horn, Ryan Peterson, Coral Day-Davis and Chelseana Davis; great grandchildren Kyle, Kayleigh, and Kayden Horn; sister Alice (Roy) Robertson of Eau Claire, WI; half-brother Larry (Pat) Norby of Bloomington, IL; and half-sister Ruth Mattingly of Bloomington, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services held on Saturday, November 26th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick with Rev. Lori Blake officiating.  Music  provided by Jacki Peterson and Misty Nelson.  Pallbearers are Pat Horn, Ryan Peterson, Tim Peterson, Orvin Halvorson, Roger Robertson and Dick Stafford.  Interment at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

9 guestbook entries for ARLENE PETERSON

  1. Paula & Jim Griffin November 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Arlene was a beautiful soul, and we were blessed to have met her. We are so very sorry for your loss.
    The Griffin’s

  2. Nancy Alfveby November 23, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Roger & Darlene,
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family with the passing of your mother. May the loving memories and strong support from family and friends guide you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you! God Bless, Nancy Alfveby

  3. Kay Stafford November 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Roger and Darlene, I extend to you my sympathy upon hearing of Arlene’s death. I will not be able to attend her funeral as I am over in Australia visiting Debbie. She sends her sympathy as well. With love, Kay

  4. LARRY & SELMA FREDRICKSON November 25, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    ROGER & DARLENE

    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ARLENE’S PASSING, I ALWAYS ENJOYED VISITING WITH HER IN MORA AND OUT AT MOM AND DADS IN OGILVIE WHEN THEY LIVED THERE, ARE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THIS TIME. WE ARE IN ARIZONA NOW AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL
    ARE BLESSINGS ARE WITH ROGER AND FAMILY

    LARRY & SELMA

  5. Rollin Nelson November 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Roger and Darlene

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My sincerest condolences. I just heard about it and am working out of the area, so will be unable to get back in time for the funeral. Now you and I are both the last in our families. Take care and God’s blessings!

  6. Giovacchini Family November 26, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    To the Peterson family,

    Our family extends our greatest sympathies and condolences. Arlene will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Giovacchini Family

  7. Jerry & Karen Peterson November 26, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Roger & Darlene,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, the day of her memorial service. What’s fond memories of Arlene and the whole family! Very much a part of my upbringing. Sorry we’re not able to be with you today.

    Jerry & Karen

  8. Bruce Arnold November 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    To Arlene’s family: Your mom/grandmother was a kind lady. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet Barb’s daughters on visits to Immanuel; I saw lots of Barb in both of your. Especially I want you to know of Arlene’s appreciated kindness to my mom Betty. Arlene would give my mom rides home from the grocery store when mom could no longer drive. Those kindnesses mattered!
    Bruce Arnold

  9. Jean Mattson December 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Roger and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It was nice to be able to meet her a few weeks ago when we saw you before your dinner. I did not know her, but reading the wonderful sentiments above, I can see she was a special lady.
    God Bless You and Your Family!
    In Sympathy and Prayers,
    Jean Mattson

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