Margaret L. Peterson (Peg), 82, formerly of Duluth, Lake Elora (Canyon), MN. and Bradenton, FL. died Saturday October 12, 2019 in St. Paul, MN.
Peg was born December 18, 1936 to Francis and Lenore (Babin) Croke in Two Harbors, MN where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1955. She married Ray Peterson in 1956 and they lived in Worthington for a short time before moving to Duluth in 1960. Peg was a homemaker through the years and from 1975 until 1997 assisted Ray in the operation of their family business; McGregor Soderstrom, in downtown Duluth. Ray and Peg enjoyed their lake home and then moved to Bradenton, FL for 20 years; recently relocating to St. Paul, MN.
Peg was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She enjoyed dancing, bowling, shuffleboard, sewing, downhill skiing, baking, cooking and traveling. Peg was also an avid reader.
Peg was the heart and soul of her family. Her smile was a welcome sign to all who knew her. She was a devoted and loving partner to her husband Ray and a testimony of kindness and faithfulness to all. Peg’s hugs and kisses were treasured reminders of the unconditional love she had for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will all miss her daily and are better people because of her.
Peg is survived by her husband of 63 years; Ray, four sons: Mark (Lori) of Blaine, Mitch (Carol) of Bradenton, FL, Ron (Diane) of Lakeville, and Dan of Greensboro, NC. One daughter; Sue (Bryan) VanTassel-Pomeroy of Lake Elmo, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, brother Bill (Kathy) Croke of Duluth and a sister Cathy (Jerry) Kelly of Babbitt.
Services will be held at St. Odilia’s Church, 3495 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN 55126 on Saturday, Oct. 19. Visitation is at 9:30, the funeral service is at 10:30 and a luncheon will follow. Arrangements by Washburn-McReavy. In lieu of flowers; please make donations in honor of Peg to Alzheimer’s Association and/or Feed My Starving Children.