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Sharon Peterson

January 4, 1936 — September 1, 2008

Sharon Ann (Detra) Peterson, 72,  passed away on September 1, 2008 at home after a long fight with cancer, with her family and friends by her side under the care of Riveredge Hospice. Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 1:30 PM at the United Methodist Church , Breckenridge , MN with Pastor Terry Tilton officiating.



Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery , Minneapolis , MN .



Sharon was born on January 4, 1936 to Fern Detra in Minneapolis , MN . She moved to Williston , ND with her mother and step-father Michael Mahana in 1943 where she graduated from Williston High School in 1953. She was a majorette with the high school band. After high school she worked for Benson Optical Company and Joseph’s Clothing Store.



Sharon married Dale Peterson on June 9, 1956. In 1957, they moved to Garrison , ND where she was active in church activities and the JC Ettes. In 1961, they moved to Minot , ND where she was active in Welcome Wagon, Brownies, Cub Scouts, and church. They moved to Breckenridge , MN in 1965 where she was active in the Breckenridge Women’s Study Club which was instrumental in starting a tree planting program. She was member of the United Methodist Church where she was involved in the Starlight Club and UMW. She loved singing in the choir and was the church financial secretary for a number of years. Sharon was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was active in the Girl Scouts serving as a scout leader and cookie mom as well as a Den mother in the Cub Scouts.



She enjoyed traveling with her husband Dale, sewing for her children, bowling, dancing, horseback riding, and playing bridge with her several bridge clubs. She will be missed by many.



In lieu of flowers please donate in Sharon ’s name to either the American Cancer Society or Riveredge Hospice.



Sharon is survived by, her husband, Dale Peterson, Breckenridge, MN; her three children, Leora (Tim) Wile, Lansdale, PA, Leslie Peterson, Maple Lake, MN, Linda (Gerry) Kovalich, San Antonio, TX; her five grandchildren, Terri Lugo, Zachary Wile, Paul Vassar, Marissa and Wesley Kovalich; her two great-grandchildren, Peyton and Racquel Lugo.



She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother in infancy-Michael W.


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