Loretta Peterson

Loretta PetersonLoretta May Peterson age 82 of Westbrook, formerly of Brewster, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at Sanford Westbrook Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Westbrook Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial is in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the MS Society. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Loretta May was born January 29, 1932 in Westbrook, Minnesota to Fredrick and Eliza (Schaffer) Schultz. She graduated from Westbrook High School in 1950 and LPN school at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis in February 1953. On November 15, 1953 she married Lowell Peterson in Westbrook. The couple lived for several years in Tucson, AZ before moving to Heron Lake in 1961. Loretta worked 20 years in nursing at various hospitals and nursing homes before retiring in 1978 when she was diagnosed with MS. She moved to Brewster in 1973 and into Peterson Estates on May 15, 2010. Loretta was a very active member of the MS Society, as well as Ladies Aide, American Legion Auxiliary, Worthington Hospital Auxiliary, and Brewster Senior Citizen Center. She was a member of Heron Lake Lutheran Church from 1951-1973 when she joined Trinity Lutheran Church. Loretta was a very big sports enthusiast, and loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble and cards, and going for walks.

Loretta is survived by her children: Gary (Katie) of Minnetonka, Rick (Mary) of Luverne, and Roger of Coon Rapids; daughter-in-law Michaela Peterson of Plymouth; grandchildren: Nate (Jamie) Peterson, Emily Peterson, Jenna (Blair) Bathke, Maria McKinnon, and Sherryl (Chris) Koehnen; great-grandchildren: Carter, Andrew, and Owen Peterson, Jacob McKinnon, and Charlie and Claire Koehnen; brothers Donald Schultz of Westbrook and Darwin (Linda) Schultz of Lincoln, NE; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lowell, brother Floyd Schultz, sister-in-law Jane Schultz; and nephew Duane Schultz.

Comments

  1. Jeff and Tracey Vint says:

    Gary,
    We are so very sad to hear the news. We know that your Mom was very special to you. We want you to know that you and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Sympathy,
    Jeff and Tracey

  2. Brenda Waage says:

    Jenna:
    My sincere sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. Peace be with you all. May all your memories be heartwarming as you celebrate her life and family.

  3. Ann (Rachuy)Tighe says:

    Loretta was a dear friend of my mom (Diana Rachuy) and she always had a kind word for me when I would see her in church or at Petersen Estates. I know she and mom enjoyed eating fresh peaches together every year when they were in season. I’m happy for them now that they are together once again in heaven.
    My sympathies to all who know and will miss Loretta.
    Ann Tighe

  4. Loretta will be missed. She was so good with her family when they needed help, and was always friendly whenever she met us. Our sympathies to her family, esp. Donnie. Its hard to lose a sibling, even if we know they are in a better place, beside God.Roger and Carolyn benson

  5. Connie Kusler says:

    Jenna & family – my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time with the loss of your grandmother. Hoping the fond memories will hold a special place in your heart. God Bless!

    Connie

  6. Sheila and Steve says:

    You have our sympathy. Mom was such a strong woman we always admired her for that strength. God bless her family. She loved you kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Best wishes Steve and Sheila

  7. Mary Henkels says:

    Your Mom was always a happy and pleasant lady to visit with,
    I first knew her when she worked at the hospital in Heron Lake,
    and later at Brewster.
    We planned to attend her funeral,but decided the roads were
    not safe for older ladies to travel.
    Be at peace knowing your Mom is in heaven,
    Sincerely, Mary Henkels

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