CROSBY - Ellen Peterson, age 89, of Crosby, died on Jan. 1, 2011, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
She was born on Feb. 10, 1921, in Cuyuna to Peter and Milka (Magdich) Magdich. She married Eric Peter Peterson on Sept. 14, 1942, in Minneapolis. She is a retired employee of Central Lakes Medical Center with 20 years of service.
Survivors include one son, Peter Peterson of Champlin; 3 daughters, Nancy Risser of Bend, Ore., Melanie Lundquist of Deerwood and Kathy (Gary) Thompson of Champlin; son-in-law, David Peterson of Temple, Texas; brother, Steve (Marsha) Jelencich of Cuyuna; sister, Katie Perpich of Ironton; sister-in-law, Dorothy Magdich of San Diego, Calif.; brother-in-law, David Brown of Lillian, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Eric; one daughter, Faith Peterson; three brothers, Steve, John and Emil Magdich; three sisters, Mary Nephew, Julia Maddux and Annie Brown; and two sons-in-law, Gary Lundquist and Daniel Risser.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Bible Baptist Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Friends may call on Wednesday at the Koop Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.