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Barbara "Betty" Peterson

Barbara "Betty" Peterson

Barbara "Betty" A. Peterson, age 91 of Cloquet, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Sunnyside Health Care. She was born July 7, 1926 in Duluth to Lottie (Rehome) and Gordon Cartwright. Barbara worked at Diamond Brands for 10 years, and also at Potlatch Corp. for 25 years. She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko, served as president of her union, and enjoyed gardening, canning, embroidery work, traveling, wintering in Texas, and especially spending time with her family.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Peterson of 33 years; sister, Marion Wydra; mother-in-law, Ruth Peterson; and nephew, Greg Tollgaard. She is survived by her children, Paula (Joe) Mackai, Ben (Sue) Anderson, Tom (Linda) Anderson, Kathy Holshouser, and Ken (Sharon) Peterson; sisters, Joyce Cash, Dorothy (Cliff) Tollgaard, and Teresa (Richard) White; brother, Allen (Chris) Cartwright; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff at Sunnyside Health Care for the care given to Barbara.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko. Interment service will be at St. Matthews Cemetery, followed with a luncheon in the Family Life Center at the church. See the family online guest book at