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Jeanette J. Peterson services Thursday

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Jeannette J. Peterson, age 89 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Valparaiso, Ind.

She was born August 18, 1923 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Harry and Angeline (Richardson) Hayes, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was married on July 24, 1942 in Muskegon, Mich., to Glenn R. Peterson, who preceded her in death.

Jeannette is survived by her son, Glenn (Linda) Peterson of Chesterton, Ind.; daughters, Patricia Ann (Ed) Parker of Waveland, Ind., Penelope K. (Mike) Campbell of Valparaiso, Ind., and Peggy Jo (Tom) Peterson of Pueblo, Co.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Pamela Ann Rowan and Paula Sue Fisher; brothers, Nicholas Hayes, Derk Hayes and Harry George Hayes; grandson, Timothy Paul Peterson and granddaughter, Tammy A. Campbell.

Jeannette was an area resident since 1946. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Chesterton American Legion and the Chesterton Moose Lodge. She was also member of the Order of the Eastern Star and an Amaranth member.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Pastor Thelma Megill-Cobbler officiating. Burial will follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City, Ind.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 31, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100 N., Chesterton, IN, 46304.

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Posted 1/30/2013