Bertha M. Peterson

Bertha M. (Birdie) Peterson, 92, Stacy, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at home. She was Forest Lake High School Class of 1937 valedictorian and later served as Stacy Postmaster. She was a 73-year member of the Peterson-Waller Post 312 American Legion Auxiliary in Stacy.

A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stacy with Rev. Al Valerius officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch and one hour prior to service at church on Saturday.

Interment will be at Stacy Cemetery, Stacy.

She is survived by one brother, Ronald (Rose) Hewson; her children, Charles (Bev) Peterson, Steven (Kathy) Peterson, Dale Peterson, Mary (Dennis) Johnson, Arlene (Ed) Leese, Richard (Ruthann) Holetz;  grandchildren:  Mark Peterson, Gina Williams, Sarah Peterson-Eck (Tim), Carin Anderson (Brent), Deborah Nagle (Jim), James Peterson (Angie), Tricia Burt (Steve), Brenda Boe (Dan), Denise Carlson (Scott), Mark Leese (Donna), Deborah Fontela, Todd Leese (Rebecca), Kristine Martinson (Kevin), Catherine Erdmann (Ron), Richard Holetz (Karen), Michael Holetz (Diane); 40 great- grandchildren, four great- great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Virgil Peterson in 1985; parents, Lester and Dora Hewson.

Cards and memorials may be sent to Grandstrand Funeral Home, North Branch.

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