Arlene G Peterson, 97 – Austin Daily Herald

Arlene G Peterson, 97

Arlene G. Peterson, aged 97, of Plainview, Minnesota, formerly Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at her home in Plainview. Arlene Georgia Fett was born on April 23, 1925 in Dawson, Minnesota to George and Anna (Melde) Fett. She graduated from Austin High School in 1943. On February 24, 1946, she was married to Gordon Peterson at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. Their union was blessed with four children. Arlene worked at the George A. Hormel Company as a sales accountant and at the age of 16 bought cars to ship overseas during World War II. She also worked for Farmers Insurance. Arlene was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and loved volunteering with People Needing People for children and adults with special needs. Arlene was a homemaker and enjoyed reverse cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, crosswords and was an avid bridge player. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Among the survivors are her son Reverend Dr. Gordon (Cathie) Peterson of Overland Park, Kansas; daughters Stevanna (Dennis) Myers of Marshfield, Wisconsin and Susan Myer of Plainview, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Thomas (Stephanie) Riggle, Tami (Ray) Schneider, Patrick Myers, Kirstin (Thane) Douglas, Sonja Peterson; eight great-grandchildren; Siblings Dorothy Jacobsen, George Fett and Merlin Fett. Her parents, George and Anna Fett, preceded her in death; and daughter Tanya.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. The visit takes place one hour before the service. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota. Memorials can be addressed to Grace Lutheran Church. Services pre-arranged and performed by the Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences can be offered to the family online at

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