Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 28, 2012

Virginia 'Jean' Peterson


TRAVERSE CITY — Virginia "Jean" E. Peterson, 87, longtime resident of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Cherry Hill Haven Nest in Traverse City. She was born Virginia E. Peterson on Friday, Nov. 20, 1925, to the late James and Effie A. (Larson) Peterson in Lansing.

Jean made her living as a medical secretary at Thirlby Clinic for over 40 years.

She was a member of Grawn United Methodist Church and for many years volunteered her time at every opportunity.

Jean loved to pass the time crocheting, working a crossword puzzle or walking. Jean had many talents, one of which was writing poetry. She will be missed by the many lives she touched.

Jean is survived by her sister-in-law, Kathryn Peterson, of Grand Blanc; her very good friend, Carol Harrigan, of Traverse City; niece, Debra Peck and her family; nephew, Mark Peterson and his family; and many other loving family members and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Robert and Raymond Peterson.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The Rev. Mary S. Brown will officiate. Graveside committal services will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan or the Grawn United Methodist Church.

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The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.