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Rose Lillian Peterson

Rose Lillian Peterson, age 83, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at The Colony in Eden Prairie after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Stockholm, Minn., the daughter of Albin and Hannah (Lundahl) Hultman. Rose was baptized as an infant, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth May 28, 1939, at Stockholm Church in Stockholm.

She received her education in Cokato and was a graduate of the Cokato High School, class of 1943.

Longtime friends, Rose and Wesley “Wes” Peterson were united in marriage April 17, 1954, in Las Vegas, Nev. This marriage was blessed with one daughter, Marlene.

Rose and Wes resided in Downey, Calif. for 17 years, before moving to Hutchinson in 1971. They shared 44 years of marriage, until Wes passed away Jan. 10, 1999.

In addition to being a loving homemaker and mother, Rose was owner and operator, along with her husband, Wes, of Our Own Hardware in Cokato. Rose also held employment as a bank teller at Marquette Bank in Hutchinson for 11 years.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, where she was a member of the Dorcas Club.

Rose enjoyed camping and bowling with her husband. She was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings, and loved to watch the games on television. She also loved to dance and go to the horse track. Rose especially enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her beloved daughter, Marlene, and her Persian cat, Sink.

Rose became a resident of Prince of Peace Retirement Living in Hutchinson April 3, 2001.

She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Peterson and Clark Anderson of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Wes, Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Albin and Hannah Hultman; sisters Dorothy Custer and Pearl Wessman; and brothers, Ray Hultman and Lawrence Hultman.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. Organist was Paul Otte. Soloist Bob Niehaus sang “In The Garden” and “Nearer My God To Thee.” Congregational hymns were “Rock Of Ages” and “Children Of The Heavenly Father.” Interment was in Stockholm Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stockholm Township, Meeker County,

Casket bearers were Lyle Severson, Ralph Lundahl, Jeff Nohner, Duane Custer, Todd Grundhoefer, and Tim Grundhoefer

Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online condolences may be directed to www.hantge.com. Please click on Online Condolences.