Betty Peterson, age 91, of Blomkest, died Tuesday, May 18, at Carver Ridge Senior Living in Carver, Minnesota.
Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, at Svea Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Svea Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, www.hafh.org.
Betty Verlene Peterson was born March 16, 1930, in Svea, Minnesota, the daughter of Melvin and Gladys (Anderson) Skoglund. She grew up in the Svea community and was baptized on April 13, 1930 and confirmed in 1943 at Svea Lutheran Church. She attended District #55 School in Svea and graduated from Willmar High School in 1948. On November 18, 1950, Betty was united in marriage to Marvin M. Peterson at Svea Lutheran Church and five children were born to this union. Following their marriage, they lived south of Lake Lillian until moving to Pennock in 1962. They lived in Pennock until 1968, when they moved east of Svea for two years, before making their home in Blomkest. Betty worked in the office for Kandiyohi County Public Health for 24 years, retiring in 1992.
Betty was a member of Svea Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School, served on church council and call committee, sang in the choir, and was active with Peace Circle. She was also a member of Blomkest Blenders Home Extension and the Red Hat Society. Betty volunteered as an election judge, and helped with the Blomkest Fire Department raffle and the Bloodmobile.
She is survived by children: Sheryl Mickelsen (and Bob Rand) of Carver, Carol (and Lon) Nelson of Bloomington, Steven Peterson of Monticello, and Lynell (and John) Gapinski of Chaska; seven grandchildren: Dana (and Miranda) Nelson, Kirsten (and Jeremiah) Wallace, Andrea (and Jeff) Stulz, Tracy (and Joshua) Paumen, Lucas (and Kristine) Peterson, Kyle Gillis, and Corey Gillis; two step-grandchildren: John Gapinski and Nicholas Gapinski; and six great-grandchildren (and one on the way). Also surviving are a sister-in-law: Marilyn (and Louis) Grussing, her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Marvin in 2015; a son: Kevin in 1985; and a brother: Wanlo.
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