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Frances Peterson

Frances Therese “Fran” Peterson

July 4th, 1928 - October 22nd, 2021

Fran's Obituary

Frances “Fran” Therese Peterson, 93, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman, MI, on Friday, October 22, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.

Fran was born on July 4, 1928, in Duluth, MN, to the late Hugo and Olive (Chute) Hoch. On April 12, 1958, in Duluth, MN, she married Edward Peterson. Fran loved her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren, and she adored her husband of over 63 years. Fran and Ed enjoyed traveling in their motor home to visit family around the country. She enjoyed spending time at their cottage on Magician Lake. Fran had a wonderful sense of humor, was kind and loving, and will be greatly missed.

Surviving Fran are three children: Kris Petlick of St. Joseph, David (Leslie) Peterson of Downing, WI, and James (Lisa) Peterson of Dowagiac, MI; daughter-in-law Marcia Peterson of Dumfries, VA; eleven grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Fran is preceded in death by her parents, her son Richard “Pete” Peterson, her three brothers, and her three sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, October 28, at 10:30 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 Delaware, Benton Harbor, MI, with Father James Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Visitation is on Wednesday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Starks & Menchinger Chapel in St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com

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