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October 23, 1925 – Saturday, April 5, 2014

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
One hour prior to services

Ferne Jerane Peterson was born Oct, 23, 1925, in Sauk Rapids, MN to Andrew and Mabel (Biske) Nelson. Ferne married Byron (Bud) Peterson on Feb. 13, 1942. Their marriage was blessed with five children.
Ferne was a long-time resident of Buffalo. For many years, she owned and operated the Soo Cafe in Buffalo and also helped out with Bud’s Plumbing, the family business. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Centra Sota, Dr. Dunn’s dental office, the Chamber of Commerce, and also at First State Federal Savings and Loan in Buffalo. She was instrumental in establishing the recycling program in Buffalo, serving as the waste management director.
Ferne enjoyed spending time with her family, painting, bowling, gardening, crocheting, playing pool at the senior center, and was active in the senior dance group. Ferne also served as Worthy Matron in the local Eastern Star chapter. Ferne was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for many years.
Ferne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bud; her sisters Bernice Clement and Alice Johnson; brothers-in-law Clarence Zanoth, Harley Johnson, and Edward Clement; son-in-law Joseph Lantto, and granddaughter Ava Behrenbrinker.
Survived by children: Dyane (Kenny) Kyllonen, Marcia Lantto, Tom (Jody) Peterson, Patti (Steve) Behrenbrinker, and Lee Ann (Ken) Yager; sister Myrtle Zanoth; grandchildren Teide Erickson, Troy Kyllonen, Chuck Peterson, Andy (Jeannine) Behrenbrinker, Jon Behrenbrinker, Peter Yager, Elizabeth (Aaron) Rothermel, and Markus (Sarah) Yager; great-grandchildren Avery and Andrew Erickson, Calista Kyllonen, Nick Peterson, and Falyshia, Spencer, Mason, Cloey, and Kaitlynn Behrenbrinker.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 16th, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce Varner

    Fern was a wonderful lady. I always remember her smile and laugh. She will be missed by all and is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of need.

  2. Linda Schallock

    Marcia, Was sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. No matter the age, it is never easy to lose a parent. Thinking of you at this sad time. Prayers for you & your family.

  3. Steve and Karen Rothermel

    Sorry to hear of your mom/grandma’s passing. It isn’t easy to lose a parent or grandparent. We will be thinking of you and keep you in our prayers at this time.

  4. Kaitlynn Behrenbrinker

    She loved giving us candy and chips.


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