Cover photo for Darlene Delores Peterson's Obituary
Darlene Delores Peterson Profile Photo
1937 Darlene 2022

Darlene Delores Peterson

April 10, 1937 — November 1, 2022

Darlene Peterson entered eternal life on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Welia Hosptial in Mora after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 85.

Darlene Delores Peterson was born April 10, 1937 to Leonard and Annie (Stransky) Peterson in Brook Park, Minnesota. She grew up and went to school in Kroschel and later settled in Blaine to raise her son. Darlene worked many years at Quality Park and took an early retirement and moved to Hinckley. Because of Alzheimer’s she needed to move to Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City and then to St. Clare's in Mora for care.  

In her younger years, Darlene enjoyed going to dances, traveling, camping; these were just a few of her favorite things. Many times, you would find her perusing and noting in cookbooks; cooking and baking up a "storm" or sifting through catalogs and ordering things she may or may not have needed. She loved watching her stories (soaps) and reminiscing about the good old days with loved ones and wondering how Hayden got “so tall”.

Darlene is survived by her son Troy (Tonette) Peterson; grandson Hayden Peterson all of Hinckley; sisters Josephine Hamersma of Roseville, Elizabeth (Gene) Gimpl of Pine City, Sharon (Dennis) Fisher of North Branch; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Annie Peterson; sisters Leona Schultz, Helen Carlson; brothers Kleo, Bernard, Leonard,  Larry Peterson; God-daughter Delores Giese.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Welia Clinic and Hospital, St. Clare Living Community of Mora and Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City for the wonderful care provided to Darlene over the years.

Funeral services for Darlene: 11:00 AM; Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned for one hour prior to the service at the chapel. The interment will take place in Birchwood Cemetery, Pine City. 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Darlene Delores Peterson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, November 5, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 156

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree