Patricia Peterson, age 83, died on June 17, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, June 21 from 7-9 P.M. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet, SD. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 22 at 10:30 A.M. at Lake Preston Lutheran Church in Lake Preston, SD with Vicar Brad Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Preston Cemetery. Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia was born on June 27, 1931 to Clarence and Cora (Boyd) Hetland at Arlington, SD. She spent her younger years traveling with her family to Texas while her father worked the orange groves.
On February 4, 1950 she married Maylan Peterson in Webster, SD. They lived in Lake Preston for a few years before moving to Erwin to start a business. Patricia worked for the Lake Preston nursing home for a few years before taking a job with the De Smet Hospital where she worked until her retirement as a nurse’s aide.
Left to treasure her memory are three children: her son, Kelly (Jackie) Peterson of Valley Springs, SD, and her daughters, Corky (Jerry) Smith of Lake Park, IA, and Mary (Lonnie) Petersen from Waseca, MN; seven grandchildren, Jody (Mark) Garms, Jeri (Bryce) Keene, Kim Peterson, Tracy Peterson, Candice (Kieth) King, and Jeff (Amber) Petersen, Kristen (David) Vanden Hull; sixteen great-grandchildren and one brother, Clair (Jan) Hetland; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Muriel, Yvonne, and Ruth, and two brothers, Jack and George.
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