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Dorothy M. Peterson, 83

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Dorothy Mary Peterson, age 83, of River Falls, formerly of Prescott, died Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the Kinnic Long Term Care, River Falls.

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Dorothy was born on Feb. 16, 1926 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Wisniewski) Szaflarski. She worked for H.D. Hudson for several years in Hastings, Minn.

She liked to work with flowers and gardening.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Raymond Peterson; daughter, Doris Volkman; two grandchildren: Michelle Peterson and Troy Dilley; and her brother George.

Surviving her are her seven children: Raynold (Bonnie) Peterson, Martin Peterson, Shirley (Danny) Johnson, Dale (Janice) Peterson, Alvin (Sheri) Peterson, Helen (Glen) Abel and Richard (Ruth Curry) Peterson; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brothers: Bob Szaflarski and Richard Hart; sister, Georgiana Taterka.

Services for Dorothy were 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Hill Funeral Home, Prescott. The Rev. Jean Gfall officiated. Burial was in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott.

Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. No other visitation was held.

Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to extend online condolences. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Prescott is assisting the family with arrangements.

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