Carmen Peterson, 88 of Hoffman died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Fairview-Southdale Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Carmen Marlene Peterson was born on March 11, 1933, in Land Township, Minnesota the daughter of Harold and Myrtle (Gulbrandson) Olson. She was baptized and confirmed in Bethel Lutheran Church in Hoffman. Carmen attended Rural School District #41, in Land Township, through the eighth grade, graduated from Hoffman High School in 1951, and continued her education at Gustavus-Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
On April 27, 1963, Carmen and Dennis Peterson were married in the Bethel Lutheran Church. They lived in Hoffman where Carmen was a bookkeeper at the Hoffman Co-op Creamery. After leaving the creamery she devoted her time to her family, church and community. She was later employed by the City of Hoffman as the City Clerk for 21 years. She enjoyed time with family and friends having coffee and conversation. Her greatest enjoyment was time spent with her children and grandchildren.
Carmen enjoyed music, baking, golf, her kids' and grandchildrens' activities, car rides and loved to be around people.
She is survived by two children, Kayla (Jay) Schoo of Eden Prairie, and Mike (Kim) Peterson of River Falls, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Reilly, Brady and Cory Schoo, Meghan and Ryan Tierney, and Taylor and Eryn Peterson; two sisters, Jeanne (Gail) Sperr of Herman, and Elaine Kruse of Lake City; two brothers, Harry “Bud” Olson of Herman, and Harlan (Judy) Olson of Winter Garden, FL; in-laws Janet Olson, Charles (Fran) Peterson, Roger (Mavis) Peterson and Vi Ann Pearson; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; parents, Harold and Myrtle Olson; one sister, Muriel (Lloyd) Christopherson; two brothers, Allen (Joyce) Olson and Vernal Olson; father and mother in-law Vincent and Elva Peterson; and in-laws, Marilyn Olson, Gary (Ione) Peterson, Ginger Peterson and Charles Pearson.
Memorial Service: 11 AM, Monday, June 7, 2021, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman with visitation one hour prior.
Interment: Bethel Cemetery in Hoffman.
Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith of Hoffman.
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