Lilly Peterson

Lilly Joyce Peterson, age 89, of Duluth, MN passed away Sunday July 1, 2018 at Grand Village in Grand Rapids, MN. Memorial Service was held Monday, July 9 at the temporary location of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth, MN. Rev. David Carlson officiated. Inurnment was in Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth, MN.

Lilly was born December 25, 1928 to Einar and Marie Lorentson in Waterville. She grew up and attended school in Waterville and while in high school, Lilly was a star high school basketball player and valedictorian. She attended St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD).

Lilly was united in marriage to Edward M. Peterson June 27, 1948 in Waterville. She worked for the Duluth Public School District as a Home Economics teacher for many years. Lilly was a member of the Arrowhead Home Economics Association, Salem Lutheran Church in Duluth, MN and a longtime member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth, MN. She loved to garden, cook, watch birds and sew. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Edward; and her sister, Margot. Lilly is survived by two sons, Duane (Linda Lindquist) Peterson of Minneapolis, MN and Edward L. (Krista) Peterson of Sheldon, WI; two daughters, Lizann (Brian) Wolfgram of Moorhead, MN and Elise (Greg) Campbell of Grand Rapids, MN; four grandchildren, Kirsi, Samuel and Alia Kuutti and Lexie Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were handled by Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences, visit

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