Verona Petersen

May 24, 2018

obit Petersen Verona editedMay 15, 1927 – May 13, 2018

Memorial service for Verona Petersen, age 90 of Tyler, was Monday, May 21, 11 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Interment was in Danebod Lutheran Cemetery in Ty­ler.
She died peacefully on Sunday, May 13 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements were with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condo­lences at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Verona Mae Petersen was born May 15, 1927 in Tracy to Sanford and Veronica (Hook) Moon. She grew up in Tyler and graduated from Tyler High School. She worked as a waitress for a couple years at the Chat ‘N Chew Cafe in Tyler. On June 8, 1946 Ve­rona married Earl Peters­en in Tracy. Their union was blessed with three children and 71 years of life together. She raised their family and worked for a while in the State Farm Insurance office. In 1963 she became book­keeper at Tyler Implement Company, of which she and Earl became the sole own­ers in 1977. She retired in 1994 when the business was sold. In recent years, Verona has resided at Ave­ra Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler. There, on Sunday, May 13, Verona died two days shy of her 91st birthday.
Verona was a mem­ber of Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler and of the Danebod Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxil­iary in Tyler. She enjoyed gardening and baking, and spending time at the lake. She was a lover of animals and a pet owner, but her special interest was her grandchildren.
Verona is lovingly re­membered by her husband Earl; her children— Diane (and Alan) Gordon of Ty­ler, David (and JoAnne) Pe­tersen of Alexandria, and Daryle (and Laura) Pe­tersen of Eagan; six grand­children— Jeri (Paul) Rog­ers, Mindi Gordon (Joe Stiner), Britta (Lynden) Reder, Kristian (Hannah) Petersen, Andrea (Ma­thias) Peterson, and Lu­cas Petersen; eight great-g randchi ldren—Josh, Jonah, Maris (Mike), Taryn (fiancé Chris), Braxton, Kilen, Elsie, and Owen; one great-great-grandchild, Natalie; a brother, Keith Moon of Minneapolis; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandchild, and two broth­ers, Sanford and Milton Moon.
Blessed and eternal be her memory.