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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Donna J. Peterson


Donna J. Peterson, age 66, of Mountain Lake died March 9th after a long battle with cancer.

Donna was born in 1957 to Don and Jean Aberle of Faribault, MN. She attended Faribault Public schools and later graduated from Winona State University. She taught at Mountain Lake Public school for 37 years. After retiring, she worked for Paul Nibbe at Watonwan Enterprises.

She was united in marriage in 1979 to Kent Peterson in Faribault, MN. They had two children, Rebecca and Craig.

She enjoyed spending time at the lake, going to her children’s hockey games, gardening, and spending time in her shop. She volunteered with Dollars for Scholars and the Wolverine Booster Club. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren, especially at their cabin in northern Minnesota.

She is survived by her husband Kent, of Mountain Lake; her daughter, Bec (Doug) Gawtry of Mound; son, Craig (Kiri) Peterson of Brainerd; grandchildren Nora and Evy Gawtry, Wyatt Peterson; her mother, Jean Aberle;

siblings: Steve (Caryn Rea) Aberle, Sue Schockemoehl, sister-in-law Iola Young, John (Beth) Aberle, Ann (Steve) Thompson, and Dan (Jody Catron) Aberle; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, brother Tom Aberle, nephew John Schockemoehl, Andrew and Lillian Peterson, Alan Peterson, Melissa Peterson, and Sharon Totten.

In lieu of flowers, it was Donna’s wish that memorial tributes be made to your favorite charity.

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on April 27th at the Mountain Lake Golf Course, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. All are welcome to come celebrate and remember Donna.


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