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In Memory of Cheryl Peterson


Monday October 3rd from 4pm to 7pm at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson

Funeral Services

10:30AM Tuesday, October 4th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; 16770 13th St. So, in Lake St Croix Beach, MN

Cheryl Grace Peterson age 68 of Hudson, devoted wife and mom, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Hudson Hospital.

Cheryl was born on June 14, 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was raised by her mother Gracie and her grandmother Mary in St. Paul. She would graduate from St. Bernard’s High School prior to attending Lakewood College (Currently Century College). On September 21, 1968, she would be united in marriage to her best friend Robert Peterson at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in St. Paul. This union would be further blessed with a son Robert and daughter Carrie. She worked many years in data entry and insurance before working several years for EMPI, a division of DJO. She served as a Medicare Specialist and created many friendships over the years.

Cheryl lived life to the fullest. She was always on the go and wanted to see and experience what life could offer. For her family and friends, she was a constant source of entertainment. Her ‘pearls of wisdom’ and energy was appreciated by those around her. She enjoyed walking with friends and finding a quiet spot to read a favorite book. She will be sorely missed.

She will live on in the hearts of her husband of 48 years Robert; son Robert of Hudson; daughter Carrie of Hudson; siblings Sandra (Renzo) Rotti of Eden Prairie; Dennis Quinn of Eden Prairie; nephew Denny (Sara) Quinn, and niece Michelle (David) Denniston. She is preceded in death by her mother Gracie Quinn, grandmother Mary Wegscheider, son Bradley, and parents-in-law Harry and Marie Peterson.

Mass of Christian Burial for Cheryl will be 10:30AM Tuesday, October 4th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; 16770 13th St. So, in Lake St Croix Beach, MN. Interment will be private. Visitation will be Monday October 3rd from 4pm to 7pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and will be used to further Cheryl’s passions in life.

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    • Cheryl I was so happy to get to know you. You made me feel so welcomed when I started working at Empi. Every morning you come to my desk and check on me and you always had a warm smile and made me feel relaxed and comfortable being a new person. I enjoyed our talks and your wisdom. you are in my prayers and thoughts along with your family. you live on in there hearts and soul. rest in peace and till we meet in the next live.

    • Cheryl you were my cousin but more importantly you were my friend. You truly cared about people and always took time to listen to everyone else’s problems. Who knew that 11 years ago when I came to Empi I would find a person from my past who would become such an important part of my future. I am eternally grateful that we reconnected as adults and I got to know you all over again. You were a special, beautiful lady and I will dearly miss you. See you on the other side. Love you.

    • Mother Peterson…this is who she was to me. She very quickly became a source of wisdom, encouragement, support, acceptance, love and compassion for me. I respected her and loved her. She was warm. She was funny and always had a smile on her face and a brightness in her eyes. I am and will be forever thankful that God saw fit to share her with me. She will be remembered through my tears with a smile for having known her. Thank you, Mother Peterson, for sharing your heart with me. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for teaching me so many life lessons and imparting your wisdom to my life. Thank you for accepting me and caring enough to tell me truths that were sometimes difficult to hear. Thank you for your guidance. I love you into eternity, Mother Peterson!