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Betty J. Peterson
Betty J. Peterson, 81, of Niagara, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, Iron Mountain.
Born June 22, 1932, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Christopher and Luella (Smart) Hoveland, she graduated from Kingsford High School. She married Frank Peterson June 14, 1952, at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain.
She worked for the Ford plant in Kingsford and the Chemical Co. for a few years and later worked for Niagara Paper Mill as an office clerk for over 20 years, retiring in 1994. A member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, Niagara and Masonic Order of the Eastern Star, she enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, spending winters in Florida, relaxing at her cottage in Spread Eagle and was an avid Packer fan.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; four daughters, Lisa (Tom Anderson) Hendricks, Niagara, Kristie (Mark) Coats, Mississippi, Wendy Peterson, Green Bay, Paula (Mark) Christensen, Suamico; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pauline Senecal; a brother-in-law, Jerry Lemke and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Madeline Monroe, Maude Matchett, Laverne Maraccini, Lula Sniderwin, Vera Lemke, Ethel Bohnett, Una Hoveland and a brother, Ivan Hoveland.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial service at 11 a.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church, Niagara. Rev. Jean Larson officiated with burial in Niagara Cemetery. Jacobs Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.