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Matilda "Tillie" Peterson

April 11, 1930 — February 20, 2020

Funeral Services for Matilda “Tillie” Peterson, age 89, of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Hollandale Reformed Church. Rev. Neal Ooms will officiate. Interment will be at Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com

Matilda “Tillie” Henrietta Peterson died on February 20, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Community – The Woodlands in Albert Lea, MN.

Matilda was born in Geneva Township on April 11, 1930.  She was the daughter of Cornelius “Case” and Jacoba “Cobie” Reynen.  On May 22, 1947, Matilda was united in marriage to Manford I. Peterson in Hollandale, MN.  She was the mother of 3 children:  Diann, Julie, and Rodney.  Matilda lived on the family farm in Hollandale, MN until 2002 and then became a resident of Albert Lea, MN.  Matilda was a lifetime member of the Hollandale Reformed Church, where she was a member of the Dorcas Circle and participated for many years in the quilting group.  Matilda loved her many jobs on the farm which included driving the tractors and combines, gardening her large garden, and mowing her large yard.  If Matilda was not outside, she was inside listening to classical music, watching her stories, putting together puzzles, or playing cards with her family members, but Matilda’s most favorite place to be was with her large family.  Nothing made Matilda smile more than being around those she loved.   

Survivors include, children, Julie (Thomas) VanBeek of Runnels, IA and Rodney (Teresa) Peterson of Kasson, MN; brother, John Reynen of Belvidere, IL; brother-in-law, Francisco Tello of Bismarck, ND; eight grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 1 great- great grandchild. 

Matilda was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Diann Young; grandson, Cory Peterson; and 5 siblings.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

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Albert Lea, MN

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Monday, February 24, 2020

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