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Gloria Peterson Feb. 18, 1932 - May 1, 2013

Gloria Peterson Feb. 18, 1932 - May 1, 2013

RENVILLE - Gloria LaVaune Peterson, age 81, of Renville, died Wednesday, May 01, 2013, at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at First Lutheran Church in Renville. The Rev. Tom Evenson will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Opdal Cemetery south of Sacred Heart. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and continue on Saturday one hour prior to the 2:00 p.m. service all at the church in Renville. Arrangements with Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Renville, Minnesota.

Gloria Lavaune Peterson was born on February 18, 1932, in Sacred Heart Township in Renville County to Arlie and Olga (Tufto) Anderson. She grew up on the family farm in the river bottom and attended school at Renville Public School, graduating in 1949. Gloria was united in marriage to Roger Peterson on April 16, 1950, at First Lutheran Church in Renville. Gloria and Roger made their home in Renville and she worked for Control Data in Redwood Falls and also at the RenVilla Nursing Home for a few years. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and a volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Gloria enjoyed shopping and the Minnesota Twins. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother and her family was very important to her.

Survivors include her husband Roger, her daughter and son: Brenda (and Len) DeGree of Renville, Brad (and Nancy) Peterson of Lexington, MO; her grandchildren: Kelly DeGree, Andrew Peterson, and Jacquelyn Peterson; her great grandchildren: Adalyn MacLean, Oaks MacLean, and Carter Peterson; her sister Audrey Forkrud of Sacred Heart; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Luverne Anderson and her brother-in-law Bud Forkrud.

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN