Margaret A. Peterson, 80

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    Thief River Falls – Margaret A. Peterson, Thief River Falls, 80, passed away on Friday September 22, 2017 at her residence with her loving husband by her side.
    Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Church, Thief River Falls, with Father Rick Lambert presiding. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
    Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 4 – 7 p.m. with a 6 p.m. prayer service at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls, and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
    Margaret Ann Jerome was born January 7, 1937 at Hallock, the daughter of Edward L. and Elishia (Breyer) Jerome. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hallock.
    On August 31, 1956, Margaret was united in marriage to Gordon Jerome Peterson at St. Patrick’s Rectory, Hallock. The couple made their home in Fairmont, where she worked as a bookkeeper for 3M. They moved back to Thief River Falls where Margaret worked as receptionist and bookkeeper for Dr. Nelson for 31 years. Following his retirement, she worked at Paint and Glass for 17 years until her retirement due to health.
    She was a member of St. Bernard’s Church, Thief River Falls.
    Margaret is survived by her husband, Gordon, Thief River Falls; sisters: Marcella M. Jerome, St. Anthony, and Marlene C. Jerome, Minneapolis,; brothers: Gerald E. (Cheryl) Jerome, Beaverton, OR and Joseph M. (Lynne) Jerome, St. Petersburg FL.
    Margaret was preceded in death by her infant son Joseph Gordon Peterson, parents, Edward and Elishia Jerome; grandparents Napoleon and Elise Jerome and John and Marie Breyer, along with niece Gabrille Jerome.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Bernard’s Catholic School.
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