Kathleen “Kathy” M. Peterson, age 59, of Alexandria, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by family.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Pastor Carol Olson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Visitation is from 12 p.m. until the service at 3 p.m., with a light lunch served during the visitation, Saturday, January 13, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria.
Kathleen Marie Norris, also known as Kathy, was born on January 11, 1958, to John and Shirley Norris in Browerville. She grew up in the Nelson area and graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in 1976. Kathy continued her education and graduated from Alexandria Technical College. She was united in marriage to Peter E. Peterson on May 2, 1981, and to this union two daughters were born, Heather and Ashley. Kathy enjoyed staying home with her kids when they were young, often watching the neighborhood children and her children’s friends as well. She later went to work at local fast food restaurants, most recently at Arbys. She worked there from their opening day until her health prevented her in 2016.
Kathy loved her family and friends. She was always taking care of everyone. Anytime her grandkids asked, she had a loaf of banana bread made for Evan and an Apple Pie for Levi. Her baked goods were delicious, and will be missed by all those lucky enough to be spoiled by her treats.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ashley; brother, Ricky Norris; sister, Diane Reynolds; and sister-in-law, Karen Zilliox.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Peter; daughter, Heather (Mike) Rossum of Ashby; two grandsons, Levi and Evan Rossum; seven brothers, John Norris, Harold Norris, Steven Norris, Larry Norris, Gary Norris, Douglas Norris, and Roger Norris; five sisters, Pamela Erickson, Barbara Haslip, Beverly Rhode, Sherry Ulik, and Cindy Smith; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry Zilliox, and Rick and Mary Glade; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.