Jeanette Peterson, age 102 of Cambridge, formerly of Isanti, died May 12, 2021 at GracePointe Crossing. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 5th at Dassel Cemetery in Dassel, Minnesota.
Jeanette L. Peterson was born to Vernon and Esther Skold on May 17, 1918 in Cokato, MN and grew up in Dassel, Hutchinson and Bird Island area. She worked as a licensed beautician. On February 19, 1939 she married Raymond S. Peterson in Grove City, MN. They lived in the Hopkins area until they purchased Peterson’s Café in Isanti in 1951. After several years, they sold their business and joined the sales force at Investors Diversified Services. Several years after Ray’s death in 1973, she married Wilbur Slater. Wilbur passed away in 1996. Jeanette was an active and long-standing member of Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. She also was an active volunteer in many areas such as hospice, blood mobiles and senior dining. Jeanette was affectionately known as “Grandma Nut” because her first grandson couldn’t pronounce Jeanette. So she became Grandma Nut to many that knew her.
Jeanette passed away May 12, 2021 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge at the age of 102 years, 11 months and 26 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Ray; second husband, Wilbur; brothers, William, Kenneth, Donald; sisters, Vivian, Margot and infant great grandson, John. Jeanette is survived by son, Jim (Lois) Peterson; daughter, Jan (Russ) Gilyard; 5 grandchildren, Scott, Pam, Robin, Tracy, Beth; 9 great grandchildren, Brita, Lars, Anders, Ohnica, Tommy, Claire, Cade, Rylee, Cash and 1 great great grandson, Finn.