Minnie Peterson

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died December 1, 2013

Escanaba, MI
Lorraine Peterson, age 81, of Rapid River passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.

Lorraine was born October 3, 1932 in Escanaba, the daughter of Harry and Mable (Anderson) Olson. She was raised in Rapid River and graduated from the Rapid River High School. She was united in marriage to Richard Peterson on January 27, 1951 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington. Lorraine worked with the Eaton Corporation for many years, was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed designing and making clothes, embroidering, gardening, baking and cooking.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, Richard of Rapid River; three sons, Timothy, Charles and Clayton (Mary Ann) Peterson all of Rapid River; two daughters, Martha (Carl) Miller of Marquette and Dannette (Greg) Viau of Rapid River; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, William (Karen) Peterson of Escanaba and Thomas Peterson of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Ivan Olson, Wesley Peterson and Henning Peterson, one sister, Inez Johnson and a grandson, Kevin Peterson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 4 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River. Memorial Services will follow at 3:00 PM at the church with Rev. Stephen Gauger officiating. A luncheon will be served following the services in the church fellowship hall. Lorraine will be laid to rest in the Rapid River Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions in Lorraine

9 Tributes for “Minnie Peterson

    Uncle Richard, Dannette, Charles, Clayton, Tim and Martha. Words can not describe The sadness I feel for all of you. Aunt Lauraine is a special lady (“IS” because she will live forever in our hearts). She gave me confidence when I needed it most. I will miss her. Praying for comfort and strength for all of you… Susie

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
    May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Author Unknown

    So sorry to hear about your loss of Aunt Lorraine! She is now out of pain and is up with the angels. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

    Saddened to hear of your loss. Words are never adequate but know my thaughts and prayers are with each of you. I remember coming to your place and playing basketball and then Lorraine would make us a snack and visit with us kids, I enjoyed those simple visits with Lorraine so much. Remember and cherish the good times and Lorraine will always be by your side. May you experience God’s love at this time of loss. Good Bless, Mike

    Sending heart-felt prayers of faith and healing during this most difficult and trying time for you all. My memories of Auntie Lorraine revolve around the family reunions we all shared at the park on the Stonington Peninsula.
    With much sympathy,

    Clayton,Maryanne & girlsI am so sorry to hear of the death of your dear
    mother Lorraine.

    So many memories of “Richard & Lorraine”. When your mom was pregnant with one of you (and always so pretty) she greeted your dad with a kiss at the gas station in RR. Not something readily seen in the 60’s. She worked right along on your farm doing those chores and she had to cut in many times to use the phone while we three Greenlund girls were teens. (Your ring was 3 short I think). My sympathy to all of YOU. LOIS

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