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Published November 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Christabel Peterson

Age 93. Born In Wahpeton, ND, on April 13, 1920, Christabel passed away peacefully on November 15, 2013. She was the daughter of a minister and was raised on farms in North Dakota, ending up in McHenry at the age of 16 with her Norwegian Immigrant parents and 3 siblings. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nils and Margrethe Odegaard, her brother Norman, sisters Anna Guischer and Karen Heinsen, and ex-husband Maurice Peterson. She is survived by her 4 children, Marlowe (Jodi), Ellen (Steve) Peterson, Mallory, and Lynn; grandchildren, Karli Peterson, Rory and Eric Fredrickson, and Grace Peterson. She moved to Minneapolis and married in 1943. She worked many jobs during WWII, including The Twin Cities Ordnance Plant. She also joined Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis that year and was involved in many committees there. She was also a member of Floral Guild for many years. She studied at MacPhail's School of Music for many years to be a church organist, but gave it up when she started a family. In the 1960s, she became involved with the American Camping Association. She worked for Jim Bredemus of Camp Birchwood for several years. In 1968, she became the secretary for Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Lake Hubert for Girls in Lake Hubert, MN working for the Cote family until her retirement in 1994. She moved up to Camp Lincoln in the summers and came back to Edina to work in the Edina office in the offseason. All 4 of her children were campers there, and daughter Lynn was on staff for a couple of years. Those were the most meaningful and important years of her life. She made life-long friends from those year and met people from all over the world. The Cotes were like family to her. Memorials preferred to family. Visitation Friday, December 6 from 4-7 p.m., Funeral service Saturday, December 7, 11 am with visitation 1 hour before at:

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