RAPID RIVER - Lorraine Peterson, 81, of Rapid River, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Lorraine was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Escanaba, the daughter of Harry and Mable (Anderson) Olson. She was raised in Rapid River and graduated from the Rapid River High School. She was united in marriage to Richard Peterson on Jan. 27, 1951, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington. Lorraine worked with the Eaton Corporation for many years, was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed designing and making clothes, embroidering, gardening, baking and cooking.
Lorraine is survived by her husband, Richard of Rapid River; three sons, Timothy, Charles and Clayton (Mary Ann) Peterson, all of Rapid River; two daughters, Martha (Carl) Miller of Marquette and Dannette (Greg) Viau of Rapid River; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, William (Karen) Peterson of Escanaba and Thomas Peterson of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ivan Olson, Wesley Peterson and Henning Peterson; one sister, Inez Johnson; and a grandson, Kevin Peterson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Rev. Stephen Gauger officiating.
A luncheon will be served following the services in the church fellowship hall. Lorraine will be laid to rest in the Rapid River Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions in Lorraine's name be directed to the Calvary Lutheran Church- Solar Project.
The Peterson family is being assisted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.
For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.