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Elaine Peterson 06/25/2020

Elaine Peterson 06/25/2020

Elaine Dawn Peterson, age 85, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. She was born the daughter of Raymond and Lola Ellison on April 3, 1935 in Princeton, MN. Elaine married William Peterson on December 27, 1951. She worked as a school bus driver, at Olson’s department store, and as a homemaker. Elaine was a 4H leader and loved bowling and gardening. She was talkative and a social butterfly who was extremely proud of her family.
Elaine is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rene; great-grandson, Matt Freeberg; brother, Raymond (Eraine) Ellison. She is survived by her husband, William Sr.; sons, Steve (Marlene), Ronald (Jean), Edward (Sherri), Greg, Bill (Tammy), Eric (Christine), Garret (Amber); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon (Jerry) Livingston, Glenda Scow; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00AM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Avenue) in New Richmond with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Elmhurst Cemetery in Saint Paul, MN. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch Elaine Peterson’s funeral service.


  • Al & Myra Bader Posted June 28, 2020 1:39 am

    Al and I are so sorry for your loss. Sending comforting hugs and may God hold you close.

  • John and Dee McDermott Posted June 29, 2020 6:43 pm

    John and I are so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies. Love to all

  • Julie Bredesen Posted June 29, 2020 9:56 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Aunt Elaine passing. We send hugs and prayers to entire family.

  • Linda Adams Posted June 30, 2020 3:37 am

    Elaine, we will miss you and will hold memories close. It was always nice to visit with you. I hope you and my mom are having a time with the rest of the family. Until we see you again.

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