The funeral service for Loretta Anna Peterson of Verndale will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Balsamlund Lutheran Church in rural Verndale with Minister Dan Foster and Rev. Daryl Jacobson officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the Schuller Family Funeral Homes Verndale Chapel in Verndale and on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the church. With family at her side, Loretta passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. She was 87 years old.
Loretta was born on October 8, 1926 to William and Marie (Wolter) Becker in Pipestone, MN. She graduated from the Wadena Public Schools.
Loretta was united in marriage with Floyd Paul Peterson on January 3, 1947 at Oakland, CA. She was a farm wife. She enjoyed cooking and family gatherings and activities. She was a hard-working homemaker.
Loretta was preceded in death by husband Floyd on April 19, 1993; her parents William and Marie Becker; and brothers Harold, Erwin and Vernon Becker.
She is survived by her son Gary (Angie) Peterson of Long Prairie, MN; daughters Kathy (Dennis) Johnson of Verndale, Debra (Stephen) Pickar of Verndale, and Pamela (Scott) Haskin of Verndale; grandchildren Kathryn Weyhrauch, Greg Johnson, Missy Pickar, Dan Johnson, Michael Pickar, Lori Bredenberg, Nicole Pexsa, Crystal Haskin, and Jeremy Haskin; 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers Lawrence (Irene) Becker of Hot Springs, SD and Lloyd (Carole) Becker of Lake Isabella, CA.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Leslie, Kenneth Leslie and Dave Orlando. Pallbearers will be Steve Peterson, Jon Peterson, Mike Orlando, Jim Thompson, Leona Bowman and Wally Wiese.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Verndale, MN.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)