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Funeral services for Donna Eileen Petersen of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel in Albert Lea. Pastor Ryan Quigley will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Donna Eileen (Olson) Petersen, age 91, was born in Albert Lea to Selmer “Sam” and Lillian (Miller) Olson on January 13, 1927. She died at the Methodist Hospital, St Louis Park, MN on June 19, 2018.
She 1st married Lloyd E. Chaplin and had two children, Judy Kay and Terry LeRoy. She married Kenneth “Kenny” Petersen in 1953 and together they made their home in Albert Lea. Before retiring they owned and operated the Ferguson Company, a small advertising firm.
Kenny passed away in 2005 and Donna spent the last 13 years in Wayzata, MN.
Donna is survived by her daughter Judy Christiansen of Plymouth, MN; son Terry (Jean) Chaplin of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Tyler (Jenny), Mark (Jodi), and Michael (Sara) Christiansen, Holly (Rod) Gillespie, Sam (Rachel) Chaplin and Mary (Alex) Bricker. There are 15 great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Kirsch of Albert Lea, MN; and brother, Tony (Mary) Olson of Minneapolis.