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76, passed away on January 10, 2013, in Fontana, California. She was born on March 26, 1936 in Weirton, West Virginia to Nicholas and Anna Kowalski.
Florence grew up in West Virginia where she graduated from Weir High School in 1954. After graduation, she moved to California.
Florence married Wayne Peterson in 1956 in Wrightwood, California.They were happily married for 56 years and they resided in Fontana, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother John.
Florence is survived by her husband Wayne, her three sons Wayne Jr., Scott, David and daughter Susan King. She is also survived by five grandchildren Alex King and David, Josh, Nicole, Emily Peterson, her sister Mary Ann Lubecki and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 17080 Arrow Boulevard, Fontana, California at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 19, 2013. There will be a celebration of life reception to follow at the Sons of Italy, 9240 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Jan. 15, 2013