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Donna M. Peterson Nov. 30, 1930 - May 2, 2009

WILLMAR -- Donna Mae Peterson, 78, of Willmar died Saturday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to Bethesda Heritage activities department. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

She was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Lake Lillian to Arthur and Bernice (Erickson) Petterson. She grew up in Lake Lillian and attended Bird Island High School, graduating in 1948.

She married Harold M. Peterson on Feb. 26, 1949. They lived in Kandiyohi before moving to Willmar in 1951, where she was a homemaker. She moved to Bethesda Heritage in 2005 where she was active on the ministry council. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar, the Eastern Star, DOES and Red Hats.

She is survived by her children: Sharon Peterson of Minneapolis, Mark (and Leslie Phyle) of Champlin, Amy (and Mark) Schulz of Watertown, S.D., and Ellen Peterson of Willmar and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994 and one brother.