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Myrna A. Petersen (Allen)


December 12, 2017

COON RAPIDS, Minn. - Myrna A. Petersen, 73, daughter of the late Elmer and Ellen Allen, from Ramsay, Michigan, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital on Dec. 7, 2017.

Myrna was born on March 28, 1944, in Bessemer Township, Mich., attended the Ramsay School and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer in 1962. After graduation, Myrna moved to the Minneapolis area where she met and married her husband, Clarence (Pete) on Sept. 3, 1966. They had two children, Michelle and Scott.

Myrna was a generous and hard worker in her administrative positions. as well as her 15 years at group homes, serving individuals with disabilities. At the age of 70, Myrna graduated at the Saint Paul College with a diploma for Health Unit Coordinator. She always said, "It's never too late to go to college."

She enjoyed sewing, going shopping, volunteering, and family gatherings. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and her kind heart.

Myrna was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ellen Allen, her husband, Pete, and other dear relatives and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Todd) Guy, and son, Scott Petersen; her three well-loved grandchildren: Mariah, Michael and Samantha; her siblings: Nancy Borseth, Bruce Allen, Gail Armichardy and Connie (Gerald) Alessandroni; mother-in-law Marilyn Rolloff, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Robert (Margie), Lauren, Bill (Renee), Steve (Shirley), and dear nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel in Richfield, Minn. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, with services at noon. A burial for Myrna will be along the side of her late husband, Pete, at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis.

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