Deloris Lorraine Peterson

January 28, 1940 - March 29, 2021



Deloris Lorraine Peterson

Deloris (Senger) Peterson, an amazing baker, world-class gardener, master landscaper, and loving wife, mom, and grandma passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the age of 81.

Deloris is survived by her children, Susan Ackerman (Mark) and Shelly Foster (Sam); her grandchildren, Haley, Kyley, Blake, Caitlin and Courtney; and siblings, Tillie, Freda, Hank, Arnie, and David. She is preceded in death by her husband Gene, parents, and siblings, Vicky, Rose, Harry, and Al.

Deloris was born at her family farm on January 28, 1940 to Maria (Leonhart) and Alois Senger. She was raised in Cedar and graduated from St. Francis High School. After graduating, she went to work at Hartford Insurance in Minneapolis, before becoming a homemaker, or as she liked to call it, a domestic engineer. On September 7, 1963, she married Gene, the man she’s been in love with since she was 18 years old. On August 17, 1964 and October 3, 1966, she welcomed her two beautiful daughters.

Deloris was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed keeping Gene honest in cards, watching movies, baking the best caramel rolls known to man, and keeping her landscaping and flower beds in tip-top shape. She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.

Per CDC guidelines, social distancing and the use of masks are required.

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Burial after Funeral in St. Patrick Cemetery.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.