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Dorothy Peterson Berland


Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries



Dorothy Peterson Berland, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Chosen-Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Dorothy was born May 3, 1927, to Oscar E. and Josie Storelee Peterson, in rural Lanesboro. Dorothy attended the Benson rural school for eight years. She graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1945 and Paul’s School for Cosmetology in Minneapolis in 1946. Dorothy worked at Aleda’s Beauty Shop in Lanesboro from 1946-1949. On Sept. 11, 1949, she was united in marriage to Alfred Berland at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro. Dorothy and Alfred lived north of Lanesboro until October 1952, and then bought a farm north of Peterson, where they farmed and lived until 1994. They relocated back to Lanesboro in 1994. Alfred passed away in August 1999. Most recently, Dorothy has been a resident of Park Lane Assisted Living in Preston and the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Dorothy was a member of North Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Lanesboro, where she was active in the women’s organizations, taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir, and served as a Luther League advisor. She especially enjoyed cooking, reading, crafts, and watching humorous TV shows. She was devoted to her family, loved children, and always saw the best in people.

Dorothy is survived by two sons: Dennis of Rushford and Steven (Debra) of Rochester; and one grandson, Charlie Berland.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Orval, Ernest, Harold and Gordon; and sisters: Marion (Archie) Solberg, Gladys (Lawrence) Danielson, Helen (Chuck) Moltz and Alice (Lynn) Iverson.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at North Prairie Lutheran Church (rural Lanesboro), with Pastor John K. Hesford officiating. Visitation was one hour before services at the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

To share a special memory or condolence, visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.

The family suggests memorials to North Prairie Lutheran Church

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