Lorraine E. Peterson, age 90, of Delano, after a good life filled with joy, left her earthly garden Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, and now resides in the Promised Land.
She was born June 26, 1925, in Robbinsdale, to Henry and Elizabeth (VanBeusekom) Elsen.
Lorraine lived a long, active, fun-filled life, demonstrating goodness and love every step of the way. Her strong faith carried her as she raised four children, farmed, photographed, gardened, kept family geneology, traveled the world, and enjoyed good times with family and friends. Her friendly, cheerful, optimistic can-do attitude made her a gift to everyone she met.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Gordy; and grandson Sam.
She is survived by her children, John (Mary), Jean Peterson (Al Sterner), Rob, and Sara (Roger) Perez; grandchildren Ben, Ann, and Lee; and great-grandchildren Evelyn, Elise, and Samuel.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Delano.
Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., and continued Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., all at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.