Dorothy Albina Peterson was born March 28, 1918 in Minneapolis, to Clarence and Hazel (Barquist) Larson. She grew up in North Minneapolis and graduated from North High School. Dorothy worked as a model for Munsingwear in her young years. On May 20, 1944 she married Carl H. Peterson in Minneapolis. A short time later they moved to a farm in Bradford and became members at Long Lake Lutheran Church. They had three sons and raised their family in rural Isanti. Dorothy loved cooking and baking and was known to make very good Swedish Pancakes. She also enjoyed crocheting and embroidery. Dorothy also made many blankets for her children and grandchildren. She loved her family dearly and often made them smile with her saying “Be good, but not too good!”
Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her three sons; Harold (Connie) Peterson of New Brighton, Dale (Jeri) Peterson of Mendota Heights, Bill (Lori) Peterson of Apple Valley; one sister, Betty Barclay of Spring Park; seven grandchildren, Scott (Lauri), Dana, Dawn (Peter), Tracy (Matt), Kristen (Rich), Andrew (Monica), Abigail; seven great-grandchildren, Elsa, Robert, Giulia, Carl, Roman, Sofia, Domenic; and by other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, and brother, Budd.