OBITUARY

Florence L. Petersen

July 2, 1926December 4, 2018

Age 92, went home to glory on December 4, 2018 at Randolph Health Services, Randolph WI. Florence was born on July 2, 1926 to Arthur and Ruth Nicholson in Wadena, MN. She was a graduate of Wadena High School and attended Northwestern Bible School in Minneapolis, MN. She married Dale Petersen on August 24, 1945. They had two children: Sharon and Randel (Randy).

Florence and Dale enjoyed camping, especially the annual Nicholson weekend at McCarthy Beach State Park. While they lived in Arkansas, they attempted to camp in every state park in that state. Florence enjoyed quilting (by hand) and jigsaw puzzles and reading until her loss of eyesight prevented them. They enjoyed traveling to India, the Holy Land, the whole United States (except Hawaii) and much of Canada.

Florence is survived by Brother, David (Margaret), Daughter, Sharon (Rich) Sorensen, Randolph, WI; Son, Randy (Lowana), McKinney, TX; Grandchildren, Monica (John) Osterhaus, Chadwick, IL; Scott Sorensen, Randolph, WI; Branden (Jennifer), New York, NY; Sean (Joe Hogue), Anaheim, CA; Angela (Nick) Patton, Mc Kinney, TX; Great grandchildren, Alan, Natalie and Racheal Osterhaus; Aiden and Emma Petersen; Wesley, Jonni and Kolby Rushton and Harlee and Hadlee Patton.

She was preceded in death by her Husband of 65 years, Dale; her Parents, Arthur and Ruth; her Brothers, Raymond, Roy, Gerald; and her Sister, Grace Schultze; Sisters–in-law, Lilah and Lois Nicholson.

~Funeral Service~ 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Gearhart Funeral Home 11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota with visitation one hour prior to the service.

~Interment~ Morningside Memorial Gardens Coon Rapids, Minnesota

  • FAMILY

  • Florence is survived by Brother, David (Margaret), Daughter, Sharon (Rich) Sorensen, Randolph, WI; Son, Randy (Lowana), McKinney, TX; Grandchildren, Monica (John) Osterhaus, Chadwick, IL; Scott Sorensen, Randolph, WI; Branden (Jennifer), New York, NY; Sean (Joe Hogue), Anaheim, CA; Angela (Nick) Patton, Mc Kinney, TX; Great grandchildren, Alan, Natalie and Racheal Osterhaus; Aiden and Emma Petersen; Wesley, Jonni and Kolby Rushton and Harlee and Hadlee Patton.

    She was preceded in death by her Husband of 65 years, Dale; her Parents, Arthur and Ruth; her Brothers, Raymond, Roy, Gerald; and her Sister, Grace Schultze; Sisters–in-law, Lilah and Lois Nicholson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Scott Sorensen
  • Monica Osterhaus
  • John Osterhaus
  • Branden Petersen
  • Sean Petersen
  • Joe Hogue
  • Angela Patton
  • Nick Patton

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Florence L. Petersen

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Dale Knutson

December 17, 2018

As a young boy, I had the privilege of having Florence as a Sunday School teacher . Her husband Dale were the first pastor at the Evangelical Free Church in St James, Minnesota. At that church I remember Bible School, do you what time it is. Time to serve the Lord. Because of the foundation laid by Florence and Dale the journey of my life has taken me to the ends of the earth serving as a missionary in Southeast Asia. Training young people pays great dividends in God's kingdom. May the comfort of our Lord be with Sharon and Randy and the rest of the family as we will rejoice one day to experience the death of death.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY