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Rosemary Peterson -- Winona

WINONA -- A private graveside service for Rosemary Peterson was today in Evergreen Cemetery in Minneiska. The Rev. Lyle Krumrie officiated.

Mrs. Peterson, 79, of Winona, formerly of the Wabasha area, died Thursday (Nov. 11, 2004) at Lewiston Villa Nursing Home in Lewiston, where she had lived for five years due to Alzheimer's disease.

Rosemary Lamey was born June 17, 1925, in Wabasha and attended Winona State Teachers College for three years. On Feb. 12, 1946, she married John E. Peterson at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Minneiska. They lived in Winona all their married lives. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Peterson entered the nursing home shortly after her husband's death on May 9, 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, June (Dale) Brabbit of Stockton and Jayne Peterson (Stephan Sam) of Elk Grove, Calif.; three sons, Keith and Neil, both of Winona, and Kirk (Dana) of Rochester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Joan Kolstad of Eyota and Leona (Bob) Meisch of Caledonia. A brother preceded her in death.

Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha was in charge of arrangements.

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Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

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