Margie Dell Peterson, 86, of Mason City died Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Health Center, comforted by her family. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday December 16, 2015 at the Major Erickson Funeral Home with the Chaplain Janet Dorenkamp officiating. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to the Margie Peterson Memorial Fund in care of the family.
Margie was born November 8, 1929 in Cruger, Mississippi the daughter of Lee and Sara Jean (Gregg) White. Following her high school education Margie went on to attain her Nursing degree. She later worked in the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care Hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi and Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Lousiana. Margie was united in marriage to Robert Earl Peterson ‘Pete’ on February 12, 1955 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They met while Pete was in the Air Force and stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi. To this union three children were born. Her children include Cheryl Ann Lauritsen of Mason City, Iowa, Robert Earl Peterson Jr. (Blanca Mathews) of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Gary L. Peterson of Boerne, Texas. Margie took every opportunity possible to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She loved the outdoors and was extremely fond of camping, fishing, watching the birds, especially the eagle cam in Decorah. Margie always enjoyed cooking, working with flowers and plants, and feeding the wildlife. Visits with her friends and neighbors were always special.
Those also thankful for having shared in Margie’s life include her nine grandchildren (Calli, Bobby, Michael, Nichole, Lucas, Joshua, Tristan, Savanna and Coltin), six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Jean White Doswell, two brothers, Billy White, Lynn White, and one great granddaughter, Cora.