Barbara Peterson, wife of Lowell Peterson, age 78, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred.
Barbara Jean (Fabel) Peterson was born on July 1, 1940, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Leonard and Lucy (Stoohs) Fabel. She was baptized as an infant and was confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1958.
On October 7, 1961, Barbara was united in marriage to Lowell Peterson at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with three daughters, Sherry, Nancy and Julie. Barbara and Lowell made their home in Lynn Township, rural Hutchinson. They shared 57 years of marriage.
Barbara was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was heavily involved in the family farming operations with her husband, Lowell. Barbara was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She was also a member of the McLeod County and Minnesota Holstein Associations and the Hutchinson Drift Riders.
Barbara enjoyed sewing, putting together jigsaw puzzles and playing bingo. She also enjoyed attending dairy cattle shows and county fairs. Barbara was an avid sports fan, she especially enjoyed following Lindsay Whalen. She cherished her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Barbara passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at St. Cloud Hospital, at the age of 78 years. Blessed be her memory.
Barbara is survived by her:
Husband, Lowell Peterson;
Daughters, Sherry Phillips and her husband, Elgin of Hamilton, OH,
Nancy Witte and her husband, Greg of Hutchinson, MN,
Julie Witte and her husband, Doug of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Matthew Traxler and his wife, Leah, Josh Traxler and his wife, Melissa, Lindsay Calderon and her husband, Alex, Elgin Phillips Jr., Kyle Witte and his wife, Courtney, Brittany Caillier and her husband, Jeff, Nicholas Witte and his special friend, Katelyn Koenig, Erica Witte, and Ashley Witte;
Great-Grandchildren, Sam and Claire Traxler, Jack and Colton Traxler, Gabe and Logan Calderon;
Brother, Gene Fabel and his wife, Kathy of Hutchinson, MN;
Barb’s Angels and Special Friends, Charlie and Jean Grimm;
Many other relatives and friends.
Barbara is preceded in death by her Parents, Leonard and Lucy Fabel; Sister, Beverly Fabel, Parents-In-Law, Elmer and Agnes Peterson.