Cora E. Peterson, age 82, of Isanti died August 13, 2022 at Mercy Hospital from a stroke. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, SEPTEMBER 2nd at St. Francis United Methodist Church with a visiting time one hour prior.
Cora Ellen Peterson was born November 6, 1939 in Curlew, Iowa to Samuel and Margaret (Smith) Clark. She started school at Greeley Elementary School and then attended Immaculate Conception in NE Minneapolis. Their family moved to St. Francis and she attended Dist. 26 St. Francis Township School and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1957. On January 4, 1958 she married Elroy Peterson at St. Francis United Methodist Church. They made their home on a farm in rural Isanti their entire lives. Cora and Elroy had their own bus and operated C & E Transportation, driving bus for St. Francis Schools for over 40 years. She was a member at St. Francis United Methodist Church. Cora enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening. Her dog, Millie was a special companion to her.
Cora died August 13, 2022 at Mercy Hospital from a stroke at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 7 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Elroy in 1998; two grandchildren, Matthew Palmer and Kaija Green; half-sister, Ardis Palmer; parents-in-law, Arlo and Lucille Peterson and brother-in-law, Tom Beck.
She will be lovingly remembered by her seven children; Phil (Peggy) Peterson, Cherri Carpenter, Bonnie (Bill) Hawn, Vikki (Brian) Green, Wendi (Larry) Palmer, Debbie (John) Engblom, and Dean (Jessie) Peterson; brother, Tom (Ruth) Clark; sister-in-law, Diane Beck; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.