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Sally Peterson

d. July 3, 2007

Rockford: Sally (Hjelle) Peterson, 53, of Rockford, died July 3, 2007, in a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday (July 6, 2007) at Zion Lutheran Church, 805 E. Main Ave, Rockford with Pastor Patricia Shaw officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Thursday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave, and continue one hour before the church service on Friday. Interment will be in the Rockford Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Sally Peterson memorial fund. Sally Peterson was born October 26, 1953, in Mason City the daughter of Irvin Soma and Bonnie Gardinier. She attended Mason City High School and graduated in 1972. She married David Peterson on June 3, 2006, at Roadside Chapel in Clear Lake. She worked at North Iowa Transition Center and was working on her bachelor?s degree in criminal justice. Sally enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going out to eat, puzzles, watching detective shows and Hannah Montana. She also loved collecting angels and spending time with her dog ?Valentino?. Sally is survived by her husband: David Peterson of Rockford: her children: Cheri (Hjelle) Dixon and husband Chad of Houston, TX, Polly (Hjelle) Montgomery and husband Rick, Ben Hjelle and wife Missie of Forest City, IA, Lori Walczyk and husband John of Iowa City, IA, Jesi Peterson of Rockford and Jodi Peterson of Iowa City. 9 grandchildren: Josh Walczyk, Kimberly Dixon, Cierra Montgomery, Alex Walczyk, Israel Montgomery, Bradley Hjelle, Ben Hjelle Jr., Delanie Peterson, and Brennen Hjelle, her mother: Bonnie Gardinier, 1 sister: Stephanie Chalgren and several ½ brothers and ½ sisters, and a very close cousin: Barb Erhart. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Sally is preceded in death by her father: Irvin Soma, her brother: Michael Gardinier, her aunt: Marion Gardinier and her uncle Clinton ?Tink? Gardinier. She is also preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law: Della and Lauretz Peterson.

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. on July 5, 2007 (map/driving directions) 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. on July 6, 2007 (map/driving directions)

10:30 AM at 805 E. Main Ave. on July 6, 2007 (map/driving directions)

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