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Betty Jane (Morse) Peterson

August 13, 1932 ~ November 27, 2019 (age 87)


Betty Jane (Morse) Peterson was born to Jacob and Maud (White) Morse just east of Glenwood in Pope County on August 13, 1932.  Betty is from a family of six brothers and six sisters.  She attended country school east of Glenwood until the sixth grade and then for two more years in town school.  She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood.  She worked at the bakery, cleaned for people by the lake, and raked many yards. 

It was when she was visiting a friend in Glenwood, when she got to know Richard Peterson.  In fact, the friend was Richard’s aunt.  Betty and Richard were married on November 24, 1949.  They lived near Holmes City on a farm.  However, the Richards family could not support them and Richards folks so Richard, Betty, their son and daughter moved to Minneapolis.  Two more daughters were born after they moved.  Betty worked several years in the lunchroom at a school in Minneapolis and cleaned house for their pastor’s wife. 

In 1982, it was time for Richard’s retirement, and they purchased a home in Alexandria.  Betty volunteered at the Clothes Closet and later became manager for five years.  She also cleaned the King Koin Laundry Mat seven day a week for five years.  Betty loved to do yard work and fishing with her husband.

Betty Jane Peterson died on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital at the age of 87 years old.  She is survived by her son, Larry (Donna) Peterson of Remer; daughters, Peggy (Greg) Twiford of Shakopee and Diane Peterson of Cresco, IA; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Patricia Burggraff; granddaughter, Shantell Burggraff; brothers, Lloyd, Lincoln, Raymond, Norman, Harold, and Harry; sisters, Dorothy, Evelyn, Bonnie, June, Sylvia, and Virginia.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City, Minnesota.  A visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home and also for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.  Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery near Holmes City.

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 Service Program


December 4, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
659 Voyager Dr NW
Alexandria, MN 56308

December 5, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
5760 Co. Rd. 4 SW
Holmes City, MN 56308

Funeral Service
December 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
19237 Co Rd 53 NW
Evansville, MN 56326

December 5, 2019

12:00 PM
Rose Hill Cemetery, Holmes City, MN

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