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Thelma G. Petersen

March 17, 1913 December 14, 2008
Thelma G. Petersen
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Thelma was born March 17, 1913, in Yellow Medicine County, MN. She passed away December 14, 2008, at St. Croix Regional Medical Center at the age of 95. She was baptized at Clarkfield Lutheran Church in Clarkfield, MN. When she was 7 years old, she moved with her parents and sister, Mildred, to rural Centuria, WI. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the North Valley Lutheran Church. In 1934 she was united in marriage to Russell Petersen. Russ and Thelma lived their married life in rural Centuria, WI, in the North Valley area. They were both long-time employees of the Duncan Yo Yo factory in Luck, WI. Thelma enjoyed chrocheting and made many beautiful doilies, Easter baskets, and snowflakes for family and friends. She loved cats and often had one as a companion in her home. Thelma entered the Good Samaritan Home in St. Croix Falls in October of 2002 after suffering a stroke. She remained a resident there until her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anfin and Hannah Richardson; husband, Russell Petersen; sister, Mildred Kruse; and brother-in-law, John Kruse. She is survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend Bud Hendrickson and other friends. Funeral services will be held at North Valley Lutheran Church in Centuria, WI, on Thursday, December 18th, at 11:00 a.m.with Pastor Maggie Isaacson officiating. Interment will be at the Cushing Cemetery in Cushing, WI, on another date. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, WI, was entrusted with funeral arrangements. For information call 715-472-2444.
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