Nancy Ellen Peterson

Nancy Ellen Peterson, 41, of Zimmerman, formerly of Braham, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 6, 2012 at her home.

Nancy was born June 12, 1971 in Braham, Minn. to parents Edward Warren and Dorothy (Hanson) Peterson. She was baptized and confirmed at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. She attended Braham Schools, graduating in 1989. Nancy enjoyed school and attended Cambridge Community college for two years before going on to St. Cloud State University.

In 1993, Nancy was blessed with the birth of her daughter, Alysha.  Over the years, Nancy worked several different jobs including the Total and Marathon gas stations and the Columbia Heights DMV. In more recent years, Nancy was able to spend time helping and caring for her parents in Braham.

Nancy had an adventurous spirit and was never afraid to try new things. She loved to spend time outside tending to her flower gardens or watching the birds.  She enjoyed time spent making all types of craft projects. Nancy loved cookbooks and was always trying out a new recipe. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Oscar and Ellen Hanson, Edward and Edna Peterson; aunts and uncles; cousin, Keith Erickson.

Nancy is survived by her parents, Warren and Dorothy Peterson; daughter, Alysha Peterson-Sharratt; aunts, Milly Rohlf, Myrt Larson, and Lorine Peterson; friend Jeremy Watson; several cousins, and other loving family and friends.

A Memorial Service was held November 3, 2012 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating. Inurnment was in the Rice Lake Cemetery of Braham. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.