Marcia J. Petersen

FAIRMONT – A Celebration of Life Service for Marcia J. Petersen, 55, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Marcia passed away Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, at her home in Fairmont. Visitation will be three hours prior to the time of service from 4-7 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marcia Jean (Schmidt) Petersen was born March 10, 1958, in Butterfield, Minn., the daughter of George Jr. and Eunice (Mohlenbrook) Schmidt. She was baptized on April 27, 1958, at the First Lutheran Church in Butterfield and attended Butterfield schools until she was 15 years old. Marcia then moved with her family to Windom, Minn., where she graduated from Windom High School in 1976. Following her graduation, Marcia attended Canby Vo-Tech and earned a degree in food service management in 1977.

Marcia then moved to Truman, Minn., where she worked at the Truman Senior Living Center. She later made her home in Fairmont, where she worked part time at the nursing home and also attended cosmetology school, earning her degree in the early 1980s. Marcia also worked at Peerless Cleaners where she met Daniel P. Petersen. The couple was united in marriage on Sept. 17, 1982, and were blessed with three children: Heather, Holly and Heidi.

In August 1986, Marcia was diagnosed with MS, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Despite her struggles in life, Marcia kept upbeat and enjoyed being outdoors and visiting friends. She cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren and when able she took great pride in being a blood donor. Marcia’s strong will and zest for life will be greatly missed by those who loved her and called her friend.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Holly, Heidi and special friend, Jason, and Heather; grandchildren, Jaelynn, Xander, Dillan, Heather-Michaela and Linx; sister, Charlene Corn and her husband, Scott; a niece, Beth; a nephew, Steve; a great-nephew, Josh Bohn; ex-husband, Dan Petersen; as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Marcia was preceded in death by her father, George Schmidt Jr.; mother, Eunice Green; brother, Lowell Schmidt; step-father, Laurence Green; step-father, Duane Nelson; mother-in-law, Violet Petersen; aunt, Jan Mohlenbrook; and uncle and aunt, Frank and Alva Harder.