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September 22, 2021

7/9/2021 1:05:00 PM
Geraldine 'Patti' Peterson

Patti Peterson, 80, passed away on June 15, 2021, at the University of Minnesota hospital, with her family by her side.

Patti was born on June 27, 1940, in St. Paul MN to Harold and Gwendolyn Stenberg Allison. Patti grew up in the Lindstrom area and attended Chi High in Lindstrom. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Lindstrom, where she was confirmed on April 25, 1954. On September 13, 1958, Patti had the joy of a double wedding with her sister Joanne. Patti married Lowell Erickson and they were blessed with three children: Larry, Brenda and Cindy. They made their home in North Branch, Minnesota. Patti divorced Lowell in 1977. Patti married Dennis Peterson in 1986 and they enjoyed 35 years of life together.

Patti was a homemaker and faithful wife and mother. Patti was a nanny and did daycare while raising her children. Patti worked for the North Branch High School, Control Data in Cambridge MN, and W.E. Lahr Company in Minneapolis, MN.   Patti was a member of North Branch United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and became the Sunday School Superintendent. She volunteered for Anonymous Santa and Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center.

Patti had a heart to support and love people and was always willing to lend a helping hand, be a shoulder to cry on, freely give hugs, and offer wisdom when needed. Patti created beauty wherever she went. She was a creative soul and her love showed through everything she touched whether in her card making, scrapbooking, meals for family and friends, or in her beautiful garden. Patti demonstrated what life is about, relationships and the richness they bring.

Well done, good and faithful servant. Rest in the peaceful arms of our Heavenly Father until we meet again.

Patti was preceded in death by her parents, Gwendolyn Kolb and Harold Allison; brothers Roger and Kent Allison; and sister Joanne Flanagan; son Larry Erickson; grandparents, aunts and uncles.

She is survived by husband: Dennis Peterson; daughters Brenda (Roger) Liebelt of Stacy, Cindy Erickson of North Branch, daughter-in-law Cindy Erickson North Branch; grandchildren: Brad (Katie) Erickson of North Branch, Mike (Lisa) Erickson of North Branch, Adam, Alisha, Colton Liebelt of Stacy Minnesota, and seven great grandchildren; half-brother Chester (JoAnn) Allison; half-sister Dorie (Louis) Dennis; several nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Memorial service Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 2 PM (visitation at 1 PM). A time of sharing a memory will be offered. Refreshments will be served following the service. Service at Willowbrook Community Church 840 Lake St. S, Forest Lake, MN 55025. A private interment will be at a later date.

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