Grace Peterson

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:40 pm

Grace Peterson, age 92, of Decorah, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah.

Grace Doris Peterson was born Jan. 30, 1929, the daughter of Hazel Milburn Sivesind and Paul “Olaf” Sivesind in Waukon, Iowa. She was baptized April 8, 1929 and confirmed in 1943 at Glenwood Lutheran Church. Grace married Robert Peterson Aug 15, .1948 at Glenwood Lutheran Church and they were parents of two sons, Lauren and Donnie.

Grace worked as bookkeeper for Peterson Sales & Service, later as bookkeeper for her husband’s business Bob’s Sinclair and Peterson Oil Company; also, as a transcription secretary at Winneshiek Medical Center. Grace was very active in her church, Hauge Lutheran of rural Decorah. She held many offices over the years; Grace and Robert were faithful members of Hauge; they truly loved their little Norwegian church and fellow church family members. Grace was a quiet, gentle lady who always had her beautiful smile ready to greet you and was ever eager to lend a helping hand if there was a need. She was known for being an excellent cook and making the “Best” Rømmegrøt! Another talent Grace had was a God-given gift of a beautiful singing voice, which she shared as a soloist on many occasions.

Grace is survived by her grandsons: Justin and Trey Peterson; sisters-in-law: Rose Peterson and Lorraine Peterson; brothers-in-law: Pastor O. Paul Hougen and Bill Lynch; along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Peterson in 2013; her parents: Olaf and Hazel Sivesind; two sons: Lauren and Donnie Peterson; her sister: Constance Lynch; brother: Earl (Sonny) Sivesind; father-in-law and mother-in-law: John Sr. and Lenora (Danielson) Peterson; sisters-in-law: Lucille Peterson, Dorothy Peterson, Lucella Bender, Doris Bender, and Helen Hougen; and brothers-in-law: Ervin Peterson, Virgil Bender, Walter Bender, Charles Peterson, and John Peterson Jr.

Castket bearers were Brian Peterson Luther Hougen Bruce Peterson Lisa Kessler Bruce Lynch and Nicole Stubbs

Arrangements by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.

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