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Geraldine "Gerry" Petersen

Geraldine "Gerry" Petersen, 96, of Hurley, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Viborg. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the United Methodist Church, Hurley with burial at the Hurley Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be from 6-8:00 pm Monday evening at the Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Hurley.

Geraldine Bernice Petersen was born on October 28, 1919 in rural Hurley, SD to Carl and Mary Christensen. She grew up in the Hurley area and graduated from Hurley High School. On February 26, 1941 she was united in marriage to Harland W. "Casey" Petersen at Parker. They farmed in the Turkey Ridge area before moving to the farm where she has lived since 1957. Her husband died in 2006. Her activities included gardening, cooking, and sewing but her greatest enjoyment was when the grandchildren and great grandchildren would stop at the farm.

Grateful for having shared her life are 5 children, Roger Petersen and his wife Marlene, Hurley, SD, Wayne Petersen, Hurley, SD, Dianne Hagena and her husband LaRohn, Davis, SD, Sandy Sharp and her husband Terry, Lawton, IA, and Judy Meyer and her husband Tom, Sioux Falls, SD; 9 grandchildren, Suzanne Nolte, Stephanie Rabern, Eric Petersen, Jarrod Hagena, Steve Hagena, Laura Vannorsdel, Dawn Weier, Alex Meyer, and Austin Meyer; 16 great grandchildren, Casey, Bryce, Jack, Sam, Grant, Lauren, Laine, Mataya, Lincoln, Kenley, Andrew, Ashlyn, Colton, Cooper, Cambree, and Vivian; her brother, Dale "Buzzy" Christensen, Viborg; and a brother in law, Norm Ekeland, Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters, Muriel Ekeland and Elaine Haines.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 24, 2016
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