Jeanette Peterson, 1936-2017

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Memorial services for Jeanette F. Peterson, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Jeanette Peterson

Jeanette passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017.

Jeanette Florence Peterson was born on March 8, 1936, in Albert Lea, the daughter of John and Lillian Cashman. On July 14, 1956, she was united in marriage to Paul E. Peterson. They raised three children and were lifelong members of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in the Sibley Elementary School cafeteria and continued in that line of work when they moved to Dewey, Arizona, in 1988.

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Jeanette and Paul enjoyed camping. They started in 1957 in a tent and upgraded every few years to accommodate their growing family. Then they found their love of motorcycling and purchased a small camper that they could pull behind their motorcycle and traveled the U.S. for many years. Jeanette also had a love for snowmobiling, volleyball, golf and bowling. She was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans and was a Girl Scout leader for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; children Diane (Ric) Fynbo, Tom (Mary Kay) Peterson and Jerry (Beth) Peterson; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Pat) Cashman; sister, Patty Cashman; sisters-in-law, Katherine (Dennis) Will, Elizabeth (Bruce) Nelson and Margaret Boyer.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Francis Boyer.