Karlstad – Kathryn Diane Peterson, 56, of Karlstad, and formerly  of Kennedy, passed away on October 28, 2017 at her home in Karlstad.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy. Interment was held at Red River Lutheran Cemetery in rural Kennedy.
Kathy was born in Hallock, on December 20, 1960 to Lloyd and Doris Peterson. She grew up in Kennedy and attended Kennedy public school.
Kathy worked at the DAC in Lake Bronson and the ODC and DAC in Thief River Falls. She was a member of Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy and was confirmed by Pastor Wallace Leno. Most recently, she lived in Thief River Falls and Karlstad.
Kathy was the center of the Peterson family and she brought joy to her parents, her brothers Rick and Larry, her sister Elizabeth, and her Uncle Willie. She will be remembered with smiles for her love of her dog “TooLoo,” “orange sticks,” ice cream with chocolate sauce, her microphone and Elvis, and in recent years, the faithful delivery of Dilly Bars by her brother Rick.
Kathy is survived by her brothers Richard and Larry, of Kennedy, her sister Elizabeth (David) Fagerberg of South Bend, IN, two nephews, Soren and Kaj (Jennifer) and great-niece Catherine.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father Lloyd, mother Doris, and two infant brothers, Larry and Peter.
Her family would like to offer a special thank you to Geri Benson of Thief River Falls for her many years of compassionate care giving; and sincere thanks to Katie Kline of Lutheran Social Services; and to Morgan Olson and the staff of LSS McKinley in Karlstad for their great kindness to Kathy up to the end of her life.
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”
– Matthew 19:14
Arrangements were with Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock.

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