Beverly Jean Peterson, age 79, of River Falls, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Grace Health Care (formerly Kinnic Long Term Care) of River Falls, WI. She was born the daughter of Harold and Mildred (Haugen) Vought on November 27, 1931 in Windom, MN. She graduated from Rosemount (MN) High School, and worked for many years as a purchasing agent with the Army Corps of Engineers in St. Paul. From her marriages to Keith Nelson and Sig Peterson, Bev would be blessed with eight children.
Bev’s favorite pastime was dancing. She especially enjoyed waltzes and polkas and never missed an opportunity to get out and dance! Bev enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing cards with family and friends. She also grew beautiful flowers and plenty of vegetables in her gardens around home.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Harold (Mildred) Vought; sons, John and Clifford Nelson; four grandchildren, Michael, Derrick and Danielle Lecheler, and Dylan Nelson; brothers, Thomas and William Vought; and sister, Helen Lucking.
Bev is survived by six children, Marilyn (Daniel) Stevens of Mission TX, Paul Nelson of St. Croix Beach, MN, Eric Nelson of St. Croix Beach, MN, Martha (Rick) Thompson of Billings MT, Mona Nelson of Roberts WI, and Jean (Cory) Leonard of River Falls WI; eight grandchildren, Karen (Herman) Chan, John (Desi) Lecheler, Krista (Cliff) Gray, Greg Thompson, Laura Thompson, Courtney Johnson, and Kyle & Reese Leonard; six great-grandchildren, Michael Lecheler, Jadra & Kienna Chan, and Kaia, Dylan, and Asher Gray; brother-in-law, Wayne Lucking; and extended family and friends.
A Funeral Service and Celebration of Bev’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 South 11th Street in Hudson. Pastor Dean Simpson will officiate. Burial will follow at Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson WI. 715-386-3725