AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Adeline Peterson, of Mahtomedi, formerly of Isle, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at St. Andrews Village in Mahtomedi. She was 85 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 12:00 noon at Faith Lutheran Church, 220 E. Lake Street, Isle, MN.
VISITATION will be from 11:00-12:00 or 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.
Memorials preferred to Allina Hospice or Faith Lutheran Church of Isle.
Adeline Charlotte (Dahl) Peterson, of Mahtomedi, formerly of Isle, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was 85 years old.
Adeline was born on March 13, 1931 to Oscar and Gudrun Dahl in Madison, MN. The family moved to a farm by Grasston when Adeline was 14 years old. She went to school at Braham, graduating in 1949. She had wanted to go to work, save money, and become a legal secretary, however plans changed when in her senior year she met the love of her life, Allen Peterson. After graduation she worked in Mora at Tinker and Johnson. She took the train to St. Cloud to buy a wedding dress and was united in marriage on October 14, 1950 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick. They lived on a small farm near Lewis Lake and moved to Columbia Heights in 1961. Born to this union were 4 children, Stephen, Debra, Wayne and Brian.
Adeline was a stay at home mom until Brian was in 1st grade. She was active as a Den Mother in Boy Scouts, Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Circle Chairman at Redeemer Lutheran Church. She started working at Control Data and then Medtronic where she was a buyer in the purchasing department. She retired at age 55.
They had purchased land on Mille Lacs Lake in1970, built a large garage and lived in that for several years, going up north almost every weekend, they loved fishing, snowmobiling, and doing yard work. They joined Faith Lutheran Church in Isle and volunteered cutting grass, service readers and ushers. She lovingly cared for her husband Al after his stroke in 1986 until his death in 2003.
She would drive to Arizona for winters and later to California to stay with Deb and family, enjoying time with her granddaughters. She also drove to Colorado to Steve and Cathy’s. They built a new home on Mille Lacs in 1999, children and grandchildren often come to share time there. She baked lots of chocolate chip cookies, made many a lefse and was an avid window washer in her own home, her children and for friends who had health issues. After Al’s death she continued to volunteer with Senior Dining, delivered meals on wheels, was a quilter at church, read lessons at Sunday services, was on the altar guild, and WELCA. She loved to pick up a carload of friends for card playing in McGrath, Onamia and Isle. She often took friends to their medical appointments and was a first responder to several. She spent a few years active in the Red Hat Society. She loved to work in her yard and tend to her beautiful flowers.
She loved traveling, went to Hawaii with Al, Pete, Deb and family. While Al was at Augsburg they went on many trips with other board members and their wives. When she was 75, she went on the trip of her lifetime with Steve and Deb to Norway and Sweden. She continued to volunteer until heath issues developed in 2012 when she moved to St. Andrews Village in Mahtomedi to be closer to family. She adjusted well there, made new friends and was involved in Bible Study, Cards, Bingo and many other activities. She continued to make weekend trips to her lake home and enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren on jet skis, tubing and playing yard games.
She enjoyed sports, years ago her sons played football, tennis, wrestling and basketball. Later watching her grandchildren in soccer, basketball and gymnastics.
She was constantly telling people how fortunate she was to have such a loving family who took care of her. They were the lucky ones to have such a kind and loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Allen, and brothers Harlan and Donald.
Adeline is survived by her children, Stephen (Cathryn), Debra (Peter) Henry, Wayne, and Brian (Gustie); grandchildren, Haley (Jake), Brittany (Joe), Chelsey, Mikayla, Jade, Jeff, Brian, Brandon; siblings, Arlene (Wally), Lorraine, and Glen; sisters-in- law, Phyllis Bergren and Lois Peterson; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.