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Betty Ann Peterson

July 4, 1931 — January 30, 2022

Betty Peterson of Rush City passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the age of 90.

Betty Ann Beales was born July 4, 1931 to Claude and Ethel (Bradfield) Beales in Alexandria, Virginia.

Betty grew up in Virginia with her 3 sisters and 2 brothers. At the age of 18, she got her first job at the Pentagon and she absolutely loved it. At the age of 21, she met Clarence and they married shortly after. Together they had 5 children: Priscilla, Donna, Freddy, Paul and David.

Clarence was in the Marine Corp so the family moved a lot over the years. Some of the places they lived included: Omaha, 29 Palms, Trinidad, Ohio, North Carolina and Eau Claire, Wisconsin was Betty’s favorite. She took care of the family while Clarence was deployed. They finally settled in the Rush City area where she lived for the last 50 plus years.

Betty enjoyed fishing and even caught a record breaking Northern one year. She was a very crafty lady. While her children were growing up, she would make their clothes even making Donna’s prom dress. She would crochet afghans, scarves, mittens and slippers. She knitted dish clothes and embroidered dish towels and of course she would give them to her children and her grandchildren.

Her favorite thing to do with her family was playing cards. The game 13 was her favorite. She taught her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to play it. Daily, she would do the crossword puzzle and she enjoyed watching her birds. Her favorite place to go was the casino. Win or lose, it didn’t matter, as long as she was having fun. Betty was the last survivor of her 6 siblings.

Betty is survived by her children Priscilla Adams of Brainerd, B. Donna (Brad) Stellmach of Rush City, Paul (Judy) Peterson of Chanhassen, David Peterson of Rush City; 8 grandchildren: Danny Smuder of Rush City, Beth (Jamie) Kempf of Harris, Amy (Travis) Huntley of Cambridge, Megan (Scott) Lundequam of Lake Elmo, Scotty (Amanda) Peterson of Delano, Amber Peterson and Marissa Peterson both of Sioux Falls, SD; 8 great-grandchildren: Matthew, Tyler, Brady, Chloe, Bryce, Evelyn, Maxine, Natalie; sister-in-law Pat Beales of VA; brother-in-law Glen Sebak of Bloomington; and her cat Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her parents Claude and Ethel Beales; husband Clarence Peterson; son Fred Peterson; sisters Idell Webb, Dot Hubbard, twin sister Betsy Sebak; brothers Elmer Beales and Jimmy Beales; son-in-law John Adams.

Vicar Devin Ames will officiate at funeral services for Betty: 11 AM; Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at First Lutheran Church in Harris. A gathering of family and friends is planned from 5-7 PM; Monday (2/7/22) at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City and also one hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery, Harris.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City-Olson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com


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Monday, February 7, 2022

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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First Lutheran Church of Harris

6508 438th St, Harris, MN 55032

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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First Lutheran Church of Harris

6508 438th St, Harris, MN 55032

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