Susan M. Petersen

Monday, December 19, 2016 3:01 pm

Susan M. Petersen, 64, of rural Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, Minn., with Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz and Father Edward McGrath co-officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Canton. Visitation was 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton and one hour prior to services at the church. The rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church. The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with arrangements.

Susan was born Oct. 30, 1952 in Decorah, to Russell and Alice (Brandt) Richardson. She attended the Canton Elementary School and in 1970 graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School. She studied at the Rochester Technical Institute for business management. She worked at the Harmony House Restaurant while she was in high school, and then started working for Harmony Agri Service after college. She worked on the farm and raise her children before starting at Greenfield Ag when they started operations. She remained with the company through the years and it is now Crop Production Services. She was united in marriage to John Petersen Dec. 6, 1980. They farmed in the Mabel area, raising several different species, but mainly quarter horses. She was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association and the USBC. She enjoyed bowling, showing horses, flower gardening and spending time with her children, especially her grandson, Ty.

Susan is survived by her husband John of Mabel; two children, Eric (Allison) and Jennifer both of Mabel; her father Russell of Canton; five brothers and sisters: Dick (Chris) of Canton, Dan (Barb) of Bettendorf, Jim (Wendy) of Canton, Mary Kay Hansen of Madison, Wis.,and Patty Richardson of Canton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice; a niece, Stacy Walker; and great-nephew, Kasey.

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