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Gerda Maria Peterson (Vinje), 102

Gerda Maria Peterson (Vinje)
1912 – 2015

Gerda passed away peacefully on January 29, 2015 at the Rainy River Health Center in Rainy River, Ontario. A memorial service will be held at The Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland on June 22nd at 11:00 am.
Born on February 16, 1912 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Knut and Edla Vinje. Gerda spent her early childhood years in Minnesota and Michigan, before moving to Bergland at the tender age of seven.
Gerda married Art Peterson in 1932. They were both very proud to be a part of the Bergland community and were involved on numerous committees and boards including the project to build a new church in Bergland (Trinity Lutheran) which came to fruition in 1961. Gerda was one of the early officers of the Lake of the Woods Women’s Institute (Bergland Branch), and enjoyed many years giving back to the community in that capacity.
The most important thing in Gerda’s life was her family, and she took every opportunity she could to spend time with all of her family, often travelling long distances to visit with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gerda and Art had two sons (Duane and Ross), six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren
Predeceased by her parents, Knut and Edla Vinje, her husband, Art Peterson, her sons, Duane and Ross, daughters-in-law Verene and Ella, brothers Roy, Cliff, Conrad, Alfred, and sisters Bernice and Helen.
Survived by her sister Millie Gaudry (Bill), daughter-in-law Carol (Ross) and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.
A wonderful and generous person will be missed by many. We have lost someone dear, but God has gained a special angel.
If desired, memorial donations made be made in Gerda’s memory to the Bergland Trinity Lutheran Church, or the Rainy River Health Center.
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