Bernice Peterson

Bernice Agnes "Bernie" Peterson

1934 - 2020

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Bernice Agnes (Schmiesing) Peterson, age 85 of Princeton, Minnesota died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.


Bernice Schmiesing was born February 23, 1934 in Getty Township, Minnesota to Ben and Augusta (Niehoff) Schmiesing. On June 15, 1953 she married Lloyd (Pete) Peterson at St John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove, Minnesota. The couple resided in Coon Rapids, Minnesota until retiring to Backus, Minnesota. Pete passed away in 1995.


She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd (Pete) Peterson ; her son Jeffrey Peterson ; her parents, her sisters, Marina Atkinson and Erma Schauer; brothers Walter Schmiesing, Tony Schmiesing and Frank Schmiesing. 


Survivors include her children and grandchildren, Daniel (Wendy) Peterson of Glenwood, Minnesota (Elisabeth (Adam) Roesch, Emily (Sam) Sidhom and Abby (Don) Simon) ;  Roxane (Jack ) Holder of Princeton (Alicia Holder) ; children of  her son Jeffrey Peterson (Corey and Jesse Peterson) ; six great grandchildren ; brothers and sisters, Adeline (Roy) Middendorf of Sauk Centre, Helen Miller of Sauk Centre, Eleanore Muellner of Cologne, Catherine Schmiesing of Sauk Centre, Isadore (Jan) Schmiesing of Swanville, and Joseph (Cynthia) Schmiesing of Sauk Centre and many other relatives and friends.


Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

There will be a celebration of life gathering for Bernie on Sunday, August 23rd from 12-3pm at Diamond Point Restaurant in Sauk Centre. Services provided by Cremation Society of MN.


Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Diamond Point Restaurant
12818 Bayview Dr
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, United States