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Mary A. (Huntley) Peterson

September 23, 1927 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 92)

Mary A. Peterson 92, of Paynesville, died Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville.  Burial will be in Brule Cemetery in Brule Nebraska.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.     www.hafh.org

Mary Asenible Peterson was born September 23, 1927, to George and Sylvia Huntley in Silverton, OR.  When she was one, her family moved to Logan County Nebraska.  Mary attended Mackley School in Tallin, Nebraska and Callaway, Nebraska.  She graduated from high school in Brule, Nebraska.

In 1954, she married Lynn Hull.  She and Lynn were married for 27 years before he passed away in 1977 after a long illness.  Mary continued to live in Brule, Nebraska until she married Walter (Wally) Peterson in 1980 and moved to his farm in Regal, Minnesota.  Wally passed away in 1987. Mary worked as a bookkeeper for 35 years for Larson Oil Company in Brule, Nebraska

Wally was a custom combiner and followed the wheat harvest from Faxon, Oklahoma to Mohall, North Dakota in the summer.  Wally and his first wife, Julie, parked their trailer in the yard of Mary’s parents during their stay in Brule.  Lynn and Mary, Wally & Julie were friends for many years until Lynn’s passing.  

Mary and Wally loved traveling and snowmobiling in the winter months.  They honeymooned in the Netherlands and England.

Mary was a baptized member of Brule Congregational Church but joined Nordland Lutheran Church, rural Paynesville, MN, after she married Wally.  She served as Church Treasurer for about seventeen years.  She was also active in Nordland Lutheran Church Women.  She enjoyed quilting and, although not ‘Norwegian’,  created beautiful Hardanger pieces and counted cross stitch embroidery.  

She was preceded in death by both Lynn and Walter, as well as her parents and two sisters.  She is survived by her brother, Clarence (Bill) Huntley, of Ogallala, Nebraska; sister, Betty (Jo) Leonard of Elsie, Nebraska as well as Wally’s two daughters, Jeanne (Larry) Ent of College Station, Texas and Shirley (Bob) Fletcher of Seaside, Oregon; two step-grandchildren, Brian Fletcher of Reno, Nevada and Cynthia Fletcher of Portland, Oregon; and one step-great grandchild, Lilia Fletcher, of Reno, Nevada.

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