Marian Lorraine Peterson, age 92, of Dassel, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.
She was born April 5, 1924, in Cokato, the daughter of Nels and Hannah (Nelson) Dokken. Marian was baptized at the French Lake Lutheran Church, and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato.
She graduated from the Cokato High School in 1942.
Marian was united in marriage to Ralph W. Peterson May 22, 1943, and they made their home on the family farm by Collinwood Lake. In 1990, they moved to a townhome in Cokato; and in 2004, they moved to the Lakeside Apartments in Dassel.
Marian was an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, and later the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Marian loved working with Ralph on the farm, as it was a new experience for her. Later, she worked for several clothing stores, Harlan’s Clothing, Mary’s on Main, Skogmo, and Heritage. She also worked with Ralph at Bogers Hardware before they retired. Marian loved working with people; and appreciated living by the lake and enjoying all the beauty of nature.
Marian is survived by her children, Bruce (Luci) Peterson of Orlando, FL, and Lynette (Charlie) Cheesebrough of Lino Lakes; four grandchildren, Ted (Carle) Cheesebrough, Lisa (Alexander) Källebo, Ann (Nate) Hultgren, and Jackie Peterson and spouse Tracey Bracco; 10 great-grandchildren, Charlie, Mia, Cole and Molly Cheesebrough, Linnea and Sofia Källebo, Nolan, Calvin and Finn Hultgren, and Oscar Peterson Bracco; a sister-in-law, Lois Dokken and her spouse (Roy Mitchell) of Falls Church, VA, and by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph; her parents; sisters Evelyn Grivna and Mildred Dokken; and her brothers, Donald and James Dokken.
Marian’s funeral service took place Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Daniel Belgum-Blad officiating. Interment was at the Dassel Community Cemetery.
There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the funeral arrangements.