Dorothy A. Peterson, age 94, of Isanti died December 29, 2012 at New Brighton Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 5th at Long Lake Lutheran Church. A visiting time will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dorothy Albina Peterson was born March 28, 1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Clarence and Hazel (Barquist) Larson. She grew up in North Minneapolis and graduated from North High School. Dorothy worked as a model for Munsingwear in her young years. On May 20, 1944 she married Carl H. Peterson in Minneapolis. A short time later they moved to a farm in Bradford and became members at Long Lake Lutheran Church. They had three sons and raised their family in rural Isanti. Dorothy loved cooking and baking and was known to make very good Swedish Pancakes. She also enjoyed crocheting and embroidery. Dorothy also made many blankets for her children and grandchildren. She loved her family dearly and often made them smile with her saying “Be good, but not too good!”
Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her three sons; Harold (Connie) Peterson of New Brighton, Dale (Jeri) Peterson of Mendota Heights, Bill (Lori) Peterson of Apple Valley; one sister, Betty Barclay of Spring Park; seven grandchildren, Scott (Lauri), Dana, Dawn (Peter), Tracy (Matt), Kristen (Rich), Andrew (Monica), Abigail; seven great-grandchildren, Elsa, Robert, Giulia, Carl, Roman, Sofia, Domenic; and by other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, and brother, Budd.
Lois Fritz says
I met Dorthy thru Colleen Johnson. I enjoyed her friendship. She always had a big pot of coffee on the stove. She loved to talk about the accomplishments of her family. She was very proud of them and the successes that they have made in their lives. Having company stop by was a light of her life. I also enjoyed making pumpkin bread and bringing up to share. She sent me a Christmas card and I wished I had called to thank her. I have a couple recipes that I have from Dottie. Dottie gave me a box of apples a couple years ago and I made apple cakes with them. I even made one and brought one up for coffee. My sincere sypmathy to the family. She will be missed.