Darla K. Petersen, 52
Northfield Darla Kay Petersen (Hagedorn), passed away at her home on June 13, 2012, at the age of 52, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A Memorial Service was held June 17, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Inurnment was at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth.
Darla was born in Blue Earth on Sept. 8, 1959. She went to Blue Earth High School where she graduated in 1978. She went on to earn her Bachelors degree in Medical Technology from Mankato State University and then her Masters degree from St. Mary’s University in St. Paul. Darla worked for 17 years in the medical lab department of numerous hospitals until she joined the teaching staff of South Central College.
Darla was a woman of great heart, remarkable work ethic, integrity, amazing strength and resilience. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Darla is survived by her son, Zachary; mother, Betty Hagedorn; four brothers, Don (Tina), Mike (Ali), Gary (Jolleen) and Todd (Charlie); as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and several close friends, such as Brian Hanks.
She is preceded in death by her father, Don; brother, Robert; grandparents; and niece, Kimberly.
Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at winterfuneralhome.com