Florence Gertrude Peterson, 102

Florence Gertrude Peterson, 102, of Long Prairie, passed away on August 27, 2013, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie.

Florence was born June 24, 1911, in New Market, Minnesota , to John Hoffman and Susan Casper.  She graduated from St. Paul High School and attended business school for two years.  Florence worked in the business office at 3M for many years.  She married John Peterson in 1959 in Minneapolis.  After their retirement, Florence and John moved to the Sylvan Shores area.  Florence loved children, she especially enjoyed teaching them to read.  She enjoyed a variety of crafts and loved all animals.  Florence was a foster grandma for 15 years in Staples.

Florence is preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1993 and brother in 2003.

Florence is survived by many friends and will be greatly missed.

Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.