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Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Peterson, 93, of Willmar, passed away Wednesday, January 24th surrounded by her loving children at The Compassion Cottage in Willmar.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 2, at the Church of St. Mary. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com
Betty was born on June 15, 1930, in St. Cloud, MN, the daughter of Frank and Louise (Just) Linhoff. She graduated from Willmar High School and continued her education at the Minnesota School of Business.
Betty was united in marriage to Gordon “Red” Peterson on September 2, 1950, in Willmar, MN. They lived on the family farm in Willmar, MN. She was employed for many years at the Nelson International Company in Willmar as a bookkeeper.
Betty was active in the Daughter's of Isabella at the St Mary’s Catholic Church. Betty enjoyed weekends of socializing and fishing at the family cabin on Diamond Lake with Red and the grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening on the farm and canning with her mother Louise as well as golfing with Red, knitting, quilting, antiquing, and playing cards. One of her daily passions was to tend to the farm cats who would follow her everywhere, winding through her legs asking for that special chin scratch.
She will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, and sweet softspoken disposition. She was the true anchor of her family.
She is survived by her three children, Mark (and Debbie) Peterson of Willmar, Barbara (and Al) Kelm of Kandiyohi and Nancy (and Larry) Schmidt of Farmington; five grandchildren, Amanda, Jessie, Grant, Wade and Joe; and ten great-grandchildren, Ellie, Levi, Lincoln, Harper, Cole, Cameron, William, Benny, Cooper and Piper.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years Gordon, her parents and brothers; Gene and Frank Linhoff.
A sincere thank you to the Compassionate Cottage and staff. We are so appreciative that Mom could spend her last years in the loving care of the Compassionate Care family.