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Maurine Peterson 1925-2008

Nov 18, 2008

SPENCER — Funeral service for Maurine Peterson was Friday, Nov. 14, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer. Pastor Dale Hodges and Pastor Michael Sharp officiated.

Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer. The Warner Funeral Home in Spencer was in charge.

Mrs. Peterson, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Spencer Hospital.

Maurine Agnes Peterson was born April 25, 1925, in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Adolf Hans and Laura Ellen (Dyer) Gravlund. She received her early education in country schools

In 1939 Maurine and Lester Kathman were married. The couple made their home in Estherville and Emmetsburg.

In 1953, Maurine and Leslie Peterson were married. They lived in Emmetsburg and then in Ruthven where they owned and operated a bakery. They moved to Spencer in 1962.

Mrs. Peterson was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

Surviving are her children: Jerry and Annette Kathman of Ayrshire, Ruth and Ronald Hanson of Ayrshire, Roger and Carol Kathman of Spencer, Janice and Skip Wallace of Emmetsburg, Debra and Gene McGuire of Spencer, Donna Peterson of Greenville, IL; daughter-in-law, Mary Kathman of Ayrshire; 22 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Leola and Larry Kliegl of Emmetsburg.

Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her son, Bill; grandsons, Monty and Robert; granddaughter, Megan; daughter-in-law, Sondra; and brother, Cleo.