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Olive Aletta Peterson


Tue, Jul 15th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Olive Aletta Peterson, 96, of Peterson, Minn. died on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn.

Olive was born on September 4, 1917, on the family farm in rural Peterson, to Cornelius and Anna (Quamen) Fossum. She was raised on the farm and attended the Gilbertson School. On November 6, 1937, Olive was united in marriage with Oscar Peterson in Peterson. Olive and Oscar farmed on her family Century Farm where her daughter and son-in-law live today. Olive was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Godparent to 14 Godchildren. Olive was also a cook at the Peterson School. She loved cooking, baking, and serving people. Olive was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, was a WELCA officer, and made quilt’s for the church bazaar. Olive also enjoyed making quilts for World Relief and for her family and friends. She was a member of the Peterson American Legion Auxiliary and was Grand Marshal of the Gammel Dag Parade in Peterson.

Olive is survived by her daughter, Linda (Allan) Kingsbury of Peterson; three grandchildren: Teresa (Andrew) Pederson of Weston, Wis., Chad (Kari) Kingsbury of Trempealeau, Wis., and Allison (Jeffrey) Miller of Northfield, Minn.; three great-grandchildren: Brennan, Kole and Evan; and two sisters-in-law; Olive W. Peterson and Agnes Bothun, both of Rushford.

She was preceded in death by her Husband; a grandson, Andrew Kingsbury; and six siblings: Cora, Gladys, Selmer, Alvin, Arnold and Ernest.

There will be a funeral service for Olive at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial will be in the West Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Peterson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Peterson All

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Posted in Peterson Education

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Posted in Peterson Home & Garden

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By Kirsten Zoellner

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Posted in Peterson Education

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Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

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Posted in Peterson All

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