Dorothy M. Peterson age 93 of New Richmond died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the St. Croix Health Center. She was born on January 15, 1923 to William and Anna (nee Wille) Otte in Randolph, MN, she was the 10th of 12 children. Dorothy married the love of her life, Milton W. Peterson in 1942 in Northfield, MN where they farmed until moving to New Richmond, WI in 1951 to start their own farm. In New Richmond they raised 3 sons, Bump (Lynn), Ron (Cathy), Mike (Barb). Dorothy handled administrative functions for Peterson Farms, owned and operated a small dress shop, and enjoyed entertaining friends and family most often with as much food and treats as you could handle and always had a big laugh and a big hug for all. She is preceded in death by her parents; 8 siblings; and infant grandson, Bradley. Dorothy is survived by siblings, Florence Millard, Odell Peterson, Dwain Otte; her 3 sons; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and in-laws, Coral Peterson, Joyce (Norm) Boyum, Edie Peterson, Ida (Walt) Zanmiller. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at New Richmond United Methodist Church. Visitation was also Saturday from 9-11 am at the church. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.