Doris Marie Peterson

98

Monday, July 1

Viborg

Doris was born on Oct. 12, 1920, in Holdridge, Neb. She was the daughter of Alex and Clara Ingebretse and had a sister Orabelle Woods, brother Einar and Homer Ingebretsen. 

The family moved to Eureka, Calif. when she was in her final year of high school during the Great Depression, when their home in Holdridge had succumbed to the dust bowl that drove so many away from the Midwest. 

Doris also played the French horn in Eureka High School band and had the opportunity to march across the Golden Gate Bridge at the Grand Opening Ceremony. 

Wesley and Doris were married on her birthday Oct. 12,1939. To this union six children were born; Roberta, Sharon, Peter, Charlotte, Elaine and Paulette.  Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. 

Doris was a wonderful and caring mother who loved her children very much. She was a terrific baker who made some of the best pies, rolls and other Danish products. She loved to sew, quilt, embroidery and crochet. She had made countless items for all the children and grandchildren. Doris loved to read, play hand and foot, dominoes and other card games. 

Doris was baptized as a youth in Holdridge, Neb. and a life-long member of the Viborg United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the UMW (United Methodist Women). She was a part of the quilting bees who made many quilts for the missions in gathering.

Doris had a strong faith in God. She was always aware of God’s amazing grace and trusted him with her life. She surrendered her cross for a crown. 

Doris loves music and sang in the Viborg Chancel Choir, played hand bells and participated in daily devotions, bingo, music events and bus trips to the county fair and elsewhere.  She was an active member of the Red Hats Ladies and enjoyed being a part of the Viborg committee. 

Doris was a bookkeeper for Wesley’s trucking business and later employed at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in the laundry department for 18 years before her retirement. 

After retirement, Wesley and Doris spent 10 years camping in their RV in Phoenix, Ariz. and Mission, Texas. Doris loved the swimming pool, golf, playing pool, cards and musical events.  Snowmobiling and trips to the Black Hills were some to the great fun they shared together with their Viborg friends. 

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughters, Roberta (Curtis) Rasmussen, Viborg; Charlotte Sorum, Renner; Elaine (Mark Wittenbauer), Sioux Falls; Paulette (Glen) Hansen, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son Peter (Phyllis) Peterson, Grimes, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was a fifth-generation mother

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Wesley, a daughter Sharon and sons-in-law Neil Yost and Richard Sorum, siblings and spouses Orabelle and Glen Woods, Einar Ingebretsen and Homer and Joyce Ingebretsen and many other distant relatives.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6 at the United Methodist Church, Viborg with burial at Rosehill Cemetery, Viborg.  

Arrangements provided by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Viborg

Memorials may be made to the Viborg United Methodist Church.  

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