Marguerite Petersen, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home on October 20th, 2018. Marguerite was born April 1st, 1929 in Breckenridge, MN, to John and Marie (Staples) Friederichs. She graduated from high school in Campbell, MN.
On June 28, 1947, she married the love of her life, Dale Petersen. Marguerite and Dale resided in Breckenridge, and Pelican Rapids, before moving to Fergus Falls in 1962. There, they raised all of their 21 children. She was a full time Mother until completing college courses at Fergus Falls Community College. After this, she worked as a HST at Wild Rice Children’s Home, and then the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center.
Marguerite enjoyed spending time with family. She had a great love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were the sparkle in her eye. Her hobbies included gardening, crafts, sewing, playing dice games with her girls, bingo, and an occasional trip to the casino.
She is survived by her children: John of Battle Lake, Joyce (John) Bohn of Fergus Falls, Joan (Frank) Servantez of Fergus Falls, Steve (Ann) Petersen of Pelican Rapids, Roger (Betty) Petersen of Fergus Falls, Dan (Penny) Petersen of Fergus Falls, Mary (Ron) Anderson of Fergus Falls, Bill (Connie) Petersen of Fergus Falls, Keith (Chae) Petersen of Peyton CO, Susan Martinson of Fergus Falls, Christine (Chad) Fick of Fergus Falls, Cheryl Petersen of Fergus Falls, Mike (Jamey) Petersen of Breckenridge, Kevin Petersen of Fergus Falls, Mark (Jill) Petersen of Fergus Falls, Jan (Tom) Hecker of Battle Lake, Doug (Rhonda Antrim) Petersen of Underwood MN, Deann of Fergus Falls, and Beth (Nick) Kraft of Fergus Falls; her 45 grandchildren, and 52 great-grandchildren; siblings: Mary Spartz, Theresa Rick, Paul (Mary) Friederichs, Tom (Judy) Friederichs, Mike Friederichs, and Lyle Nelson.
Preceding her in death were her husband Dale, sons David and Fred; daughters in-law Cheryl Petersen and Kelly Petersen; grandsons Chase Petersen, Brian Anderson; siblings Wallace Friederichs, Bill Friederichs, Pete Friederichs, Gib Friederichs, Dale Nelson, Julia Hiedeman, and Florence Benoit.
Visitation: 4 – 7 PM Wednesday, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, and one hour prior to services at the church
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 AM Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Father Alan Wielinski
Interment: St. Otto’s Catholic Cemetery, Fergus Falls
Online Guestbook: GlendeNilson.com
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