Madrene Peterson, 85

Madrene Delia Peterson, age 85, of Dassel, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center in Dassel.

Her funeral service will be Tuesday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Dan Belgum-Blad officiating. Interment will be at the Steelesville Cemetery in rural Dassel following the service.

There will be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Memorials are preferred to be sent to the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.

Madrene was born May 1, 1931, in Mora, the daughter of LaRue and Grace (Heitt) Fulkerson. She grew up in the Mora area, and attended the Mora High School.

Madrene was baptized and later confirmed in the Christian faith, and was presently a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

In October of 1951, Madrene was united in marriage to Clifford Ramgren in Mora. The couple made their home in Dassel for a few years, before moving to Minneapolis. In 1961, Madrene and Clifford moved back to Dassel.

Madrene was united in marriage to Bernard “Bernie” Franklin Peterson March 13, 1979, at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. Madrene and Bernie made their home in Dassel.

Madrene had been employed for several years at the Dassel Bakery, and had worked for the majority of her career at the Dassel Dispatch and Enterprise Dispatch.

She loved to play Boggle, bingo, and cards, and shake dice with her family and friends. Holidays were a special time for her, and she enjoyed getting together with her family and friends.

Madrene and Bernie loved to travel and had gone to Hawaii, Tucson, AZ; Florida, Branson, MO; and California.

Madrene always had time for her family, and often took care of her grandchildren when they were younger. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Madrene is survived by her, son, Scott (Jackie) Ramgren of Hutchinson; step-children Lee (Bernadette) Peterson of Darwin, and Lynn (Patrick) Noack of Eden Prairie; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Ramgren, Mitchell Ramgren, Erik Ramgren, Benjamin Ramgren, Shannon O’Fallon, Leah Schroer, Andrea Meyer, Andrew Nagorski, and Laura Nagorski; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings Shirley (Alfred “Bud”) Locher of Green Isle, Elma McCoy of Watsonville, CA, James (Lorie) Fulkerson of Wilmington, SC, and Sheldon (Sharon) Fulkerson of Grasston, MN; sisters-in-law Della Fulkerson of Largo, FL, and Gwendolyn Fulkerson of Stewart; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford Ramgren and Bernard “Bernie” Peterson; great-granddaughter Lilly Howard; parents; and siblings Ivan “Dale,” Genny, Ramona, Florence, Wayne, and Robert.

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