Sarah Florence Peterson was born Dec. 19, 1929 in New York City to John and Florence (Niegerhall) Morelli. She was raised, attended school and lived her early years in New York. Sarah married Richard Peterson on March 17, 1950. Since 1953 they made their home in Anoka and Isanti Counties. Sarah enjoyed fishing, reading, doing puzzles and handwork and she loved roller coasters, especially at Coney Island.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 1987; son, Wayne; granddaughter, Rochelle; and by one brother and one sister. Sarah is survived by 3 children, Linda (Bill) Hernandez of Princeton, Texas, Nancy (Bill) Anderson of Stacy, Scott (Dora) Peterson of Forest Lake; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, John (Doris) Morell of Commack, New York; and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Chaplain Dawn Sandberg officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Hernandez and Braydon Anderson. Pallbearers are Devin and Griffin Anderson, Jeremiah and Dustin Peterson, Dylan Hamilton and John Glassel. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.