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Published January 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Marian Peterson

Marian Peterson, age 89, of Larimore, N.D. passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Larimore Good Samaritan Center.

Marian Whitehead was born August 22, 1924 near Conway, ND. ,the daughter of Henry & Mary Etta (Fisher) Whitehead. In 1943 she graduated from Walsh County Ag School in Park River, ND. She then attended Union Commercial College in Grand Forks, ND. After graduating, she worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN. She returned to Larimore and was office manager for C & R Welding in Larimore until retirement in 1996 when the business was sold.

Marian Peterson

Marian Peterson, age 89, of Larimore, N.D. passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Larimore Good Samaritan Center.

Marian Whitehead was born August 22, 1924 near Conway, ND. ,the daughter of Henry & Mary Etta (Fisher) Whitehead. In 1943 she graduated from Walsh County Ag School in Park River, ND. She then attended Union Commercial College in Grand Forks, ND. After graduating, she worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN. She returned to Larimore and was office manager for C & R Welding in Larimore until retirement in 1996 when the business was sold.

Marian married Randolph “Randy” Peterson on January 26, 1949 in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Larimore. Randy passed away in April, 1997.

Marian was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and St. Ruth Circle in Larimore. She belonged to a birthday club and was an active bowler for 25+ years bowling for C & R Construction and later Swanson Construction.

Marian moved to the Good Samaritan Center in February of 2012 after falling and breaking her leg. She so enjoyed her stay at the home where she cherished the friendships of the many people she met.

Marian is survived by two sons: Jerry (Lois) Peterson of Larimore, N.D., Kenneth (Julie) Peterson, of Fairfield CA.; one daughter: Kathy (Constantine) Jacobson of Stewart, OH.; Grandchildren Darrin (Stacey) Peterson of Grand Forks, Cory Peterson of Minneapolis ,Lou (Liz) Jacobson of CA/Shawn (Maya) Jacobson of CA, Rebecca (Abe) Ibarra of San Diego and Stephanie Peterson of San Diego; great grandsons; Karter and Crosby Peterson, Grand Forks, Julian Kokatay of CA and great granddaughter Veda Solei Kokatay; One sister, Mae Karlstad of Mayville and sister- in- law Melvina (Bob) Horton, Lake Forest, CA and several nieces and cousins She was preceded in death by her husband, Randy; parents; brother John Whitehead, sister- in- law Anne Whitehead, nephew Ron Whitehead ; brother- in- laws Calvin and Charles Peterson and Lief Karlstad.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Center of Larimore, N.D. with Pastor Raenelle Sorensen will be officiating.

Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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