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Grace Peterson

Grace E. Peterson, age 91, of rural Atwater, died Saturday evening, February 25, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, March 4, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Oakside Cemetery. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home. (www.petersonbrothers.com)
Grace Evelyn Peterson was born on the family farm near Letcher, SD the daughter of Mamie A. (Bartikowsky) and A. Robert Enfield. When she was 5 years old they moved to Irving Township north of Atwater, MN and later to a farm south of Kandiyohi, MN, where she completed her education and lived on the family farm. On August 21, 1945, she was united in marriage to Clarence M. Peterson at Harrison Presbyterian Church in rural Spicer. In 1948, they moved onto the present day family farm where they raised their sons and continued to farm together for the next 60 years. After Clarence's death in 2007, Grace continued to live on the farm until 2013 when she moved to independent living in Litchfield, MN.
Grace loved being on the farm, being involved and helping out whenever need. She had the best gardens and flowerbeds, loved doing her own lawn and yard work. Her front door was always open and visitors welcome, an extra plate could always be added to the table for unexpected visitors, there was always enough food to share with fellowship to follow. There was fresh bread and cookies on the counter ready (all the kids would rush in and sometimes fight over the bread and treats fresh out of the oven) but never lasted very long to her dismay. Graces greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, there was always a hug ready, time to spend and concern that they were doing okay and slipping them money without grandpa knowing. She also loved to travel, going to Hawaii, Sweden, and around the US with family and friends creating many memories. When the boys were young Grace taught Sunday school for many years and stayed involved in her faith in the church and God, even in the most difficult times of her life her faith and trust in God never wavered. In the later years she really enjoyed the visits from Ernie, Pastors Dan and Christa and others from the congregation. Grace went to her Lord on Sat the 25 at 7 pm, her favorite numbers.
Grace is survived by two sons, Ronald (and Rosie) Peterson of Atwater, Scott (and Karen) Peterson of Atwater and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Ray (and Larry Adams) Dutchak of Grove City. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren: Shannon (and Kevin) Bodeker, Reese (and Michelle) Peterson, Amber (and Nate) Kahnke, Matthew (and Sarah) Peterson, Jaclyn Peterson and special friend James Orlando, Lindsey Peterson and Michael Peterson, 6 great grandchildren; Randy Peterson and special friend Brianna Zaeska, Nick Peterson, Brooks Bodeker, Jack Kahnke, Charlie Kahnke and Marianna Peterson and 1 great great grandson, Parker Peterson, besides other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence in 2007, 2 sons, Randy and one in infancy, granddaughter, Shonta Peterson, sister Alice M. Kruger and brother Arlan Enfield.

Cemetery Details

Oakside Cemetery
15938 Sperry Lake Road
Spicer, MN, 56288


MAR 4. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church

300 3rd Street South

Atwater, MN, US, 56209

Celebration of Life

MAR 4. 11:00 AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church

300 3rd Street South

Atwater, MN, US, 56209

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Grace was not only a former neighbor to our family, she was a dear friend, whose friendship lasted over many many years. The sound of her laughter and her tight hugs will remain a good memory for years to come. My heart goes out to the family as they prepare to lay her to rest. God Bless.

Lynnette - February 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Grace. We all enjoyed the chats we had with her and certainly loved her spunk and spirit! She will be missed. The Jim Haugen family

Carla Haugen Smith - February 27, 2017 at 04:51 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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February 27, 2017 at 05:47 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Rowland Hand - February 28, 2017 at 12:53 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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The Onberg Family - March 01, 2017 at 11:59 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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March 01, 2017 at 01:50 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Grace was a wonderful lady!!!! Sympathies to the Peterson Family........

Squeak - March 01, 2017 at 03:45 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our love, prayers and sympathy to Ron and Scott and their entire families on the loss of Grace. You were so blest with her love and spirit.Chuck and I certainly cherish the visits we had with Grace in August. We had many laughs together and so much enjoyed her sense of humor and spirit!! Love, cousin Judy

Judy & Chuck Houdesheldt - March 01, 2017 at 04:10 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Scott, Karen and family--our sympathies in the loss of one so dear. She sounds like a wonderful mom and grandma, and certainly lived up to her name. You will be in our thoughts in the days ahead as you grieve together and celebrate her life,Julie and Doug Fett

julie fett - March 02, 2017 at 07:34 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Scott, Karen and Family; Ron and Family; Bonnie and family; Reese, Michelle and Family. So sorry to hear of Grace passing. We send our thoughts, & prayers in your loss, God's Peace, Love and Comfort to all of you at this sad time.Blessings to you, Dean and Susan Hemingway-Westre

Susan Hemingway-Westre - March 03, 2017 at 09:09 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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