MEMORIAL SERVICES: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St.John's Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, MN
VISITATION: One hour prior to the service at the church.
SURVIVORS: Her 2 children: Mark (Paula) Peterson and Kathryn (Gary) Warmbold both of Park Rapids; 3 sisters: Judith Wilson of Renton, WA, Valera (Kenneth) Hennings of Pflugerville, TX and Jean Bisesi of St. Louis, MO; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
LANITA MAE PETERSON
June 30, 1939 ~ June 7, 2012
Lanita Mae Peterson, age 72 of Park Rapids, MN peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Green Pine Acres in Menahga, MN.
Lanita was born on June 30, 1939 to Clarence and Valera (Saggau) Uetzmann in Grand Forks, ND. She lived in many different communities through out Minnesota with her family before graduating in Park Rapids in 1957. She was united in marriage to Richard Peterson in 1957. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children: Mark, Kathryn and Kay. Lanita graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor’s degree in sales in 1976. She then moved to Denver where she was employed with Hormel for a few years. She moved back to Minnesota and sold pharmaceuticals until her retirement in 1998. After her retirement she was able to spend more time with her love of music and art. Lanita moved to St. Croix, USVI to pursue her artist dream’s to paint and sell her art to the tourists that visited St. Croix. She moved back to Park Rapids in 2005. Lanita has won many awards for her art over the years and has sung in many church choirs. She starred in many musical plays as the lead singer. She loved singing and acting.
Lanita is survived by her 2 children: Mark (Paula) Peterson and Kathryn (Gary) Warmbold both of Park Rapids; 3 sisters: Judith Wilson of Renton, WA, Valera (Kenneth) Hennings of Pflugerville, TX and Jean Bisesi of St. Louis, MO; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kay Lorene Peterson; former husband, Dick Peterson; her parents and brother-in-law, Mike Bisesi.
A Memorial celebration of Lanita’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. The congregational hymns will be: “Beautiful Savior”, “Amazing Grace”, “Jesus Lives, the Victory Won”, “Crown Him with Many Crowns”, “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun” and “Lift High the Cross”. The honorary urnbearers will be Sheri Wagner and Darlene Wallick. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.