Florence L. Peterson, 82, Brainerd, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born in Mankato, Minn., on Aug. 15, 1923, to Louis and Elenora (Wierauch) Anderson.
She is survived by her children, Gerald Westrom, of Staten Island, N.Y., Yvonne Jacobs, of Brainerd, Erin DeMars, of Deadwood, S.D., and Laureen (Lori) Tomberlin, Brainerd; her brother, Robert Anderson, of Brainerd; and her sister, Vernell Wild, of Mankato; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands, Merrill DeMars and Leonard Peterson; one brother; and two sisters.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Kleckner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Hanska City Cemetery in Hanska at 1 p.m. Sept. 1. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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