Norma Peterson, 1930-2019
Memorial services for Norma C. Peterson of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mansfield.
Norma died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 89.
Norma was born June 23, 1930, in Bixby, the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Hanson) Nelson. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School and attended cosmetology school in Mankato. On Sept. 24, 1950, she was united in marriage to Verle A. Peterson in Owatonna. They later divorced. Norma was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Kiester and was active in the church circle. In her early years she worked from her home as a beautician. Later in life, she worked for several area nursing homes and The Albert Lea Art Center.
Norma was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and bowled on a league team. She enjoyed shopping, dancing, reading, gardening and yard work. The most precious times were spent with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children Christine (Jim) Schaefer of Walters, Pamela (Rick) Hanson of Albert Lea and Lisa (Mike Oldfather) Huston of Kiester; eight grandchildren, Tessa (Dan) Ripka, Rachel Schaefer, Tyler Schaefer, Nicole (Jay) Austinson, Brett Hanson, MacKenzie (Phil) Obermeyer, Meagan (Amos) Boeck and Lee Huston; and nine great-grandchildren with one more on the way. Also surviving is sister-in-law, Idella Nelson, of New Richland and several nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband, Verle; son-in-law, Thomas Huston; great-grandson, Ander Boeck; brother, Roger Nelson; and sister- and brother-in-law Marlys and LuVern Sunde.