Cheryl Petersen, 53, of rural Battle LakePublished 9:31am Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Updated 11:33am Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Cheryl Kay Petersen was born Oct. 31, 1958, in Fergus Falls, the daughter of Eldred and Betty (Anderson) Ness. She was baptized at Clitherall Presbyterian Church on April 19, 1959 and confirmed in the First Presbyterian Church in Ashby.
Cheryl graduated from the Ashby High School in 1976, then continued her education for one year at the Alexandria Technical College.
Cheryl and John Petersen were married on Aug. 12, 1995, at First Presbyterian Church in Ashby, by Rev. Lewis Koerselman. They lived in their home at rural Battle Lake on the north side of Eagle Lake.
Cheryl was employed 34 years with the Otter Tail County Sherriff Department, first in the office then as a dispatcher. She enjoyed pool league, deer hunting, photography, shopping, watching NASCAR and spending time with family and friends
Cheryl has always held a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed spending time with them, as well as attending their various school activities and sporting events.
Cheryl will always be remembered, loved, and greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband, John; two sons, Robert (Melinda) Petersen of St. Paul and Timothy (Brandi) Petersen of Boiling Springs, S.C.; five grandchildren, Ayden, Dylan, Anahi, Yasmin and Victoria; parents, Eldred and Betty Ness of Ashby; mother-in-law, Maggie Petersen of Fergus Falls; brothers and sisters, Bruce Ness of Dalton, Sue (Michael) Merten of Alexandria, Judy (Michael) Grecco, Larry (Konie) Ness and Daniel (Andrea) Ness all of Ashby; a brother-in-law, Steve Lepisto of Virginia, Mn; and by numerous relatives and friends.
Cheryl was preceded in death by one sister, Marcia Lepisto; and one nephew, Jacob Ness.
Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, and one hour prior to the service
Service: 11 a.m. Friday, at First Presbyterian Church, Ashby
Clergy: Rev. Tom Junkert
Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, rural Ashby
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Ashby�