Northfield Annette Donna Martin Peterson was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Blue Earth, to Carl and Mary (Vogt) Martin and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1949, she graduated from Elmore High School, Elmore. She married Roy Peterson on Sept. 3, 1950, in Blue Earth. Annette and Roy resided in Elmore, then farmed near East Chain, and in retirement moved to Canistota, S.D. For many years they enjoyed winters in Mission, Texas. Roy died in 2002. Annette spent the last seven years under the wonderful care of the staff of the Northfield Retirement Community. She enjoyed family and friends, playing scrabble, Cribbage and Bridge.
Survivors include her children, Bonnie, of Camas, Wash., David, of Phoenix, Ariz., Diane (Daryl Goulson), of New Prague, and Brian, of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren, Meredith, Rebecca and Erica Goulson, and Grayling and Pike Peterson; her brother, Ronald (Greta) Martin, of Bristol, Wis.; sister-in-law, Loretta Martin, of Jefferson, Wis.; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her stepfather, Sam Clark; and her brother, Kenneth Martin.
Annette died on Friday morning, March 14, 2014, at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community, at the age of 82.
A Memorial Service was held March 18, 2014, at the Chapel of the Northfield Retirement Community. The Rev. John Quam officiated. A graveside service and interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth on March 20, 2014. The Rev. Robert Roettger officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Northfield Retirement Community, and the East Chain Lutheran Church, rural Blue Earth.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.