October 25, 1915 - September 18, 2014


Gladys Charlotte Peterson, 98, a resident of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Laestadian Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Family and friends are invited to gather Thursday evening from 5-8 PM at the church and one hour prior to services Friday morning. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.

Gladys was born October 25, 1915, in Calumet Township, MI, a daughter of Einard and Helga (Jukuri) Parske. She attended the Calumet Public Schools. In 1950, she married Walter Peterson. The couple enjoyed many years together before his passing. In 1983, she moved to Brainerd where she was an active member of the Laestadian Lutheran Church.

She will be greatly missed by her family in her heart, Marty and Nancy (Lee) Carlson; grandchildren in her heart, Katie Carlson, Jana (Craig) Keefe, Nathan (Jane) Carlson, Jane (John) Grangroth, and Curtis Carlson; great-grandchildren in heart, Jayme Hanson, Kaitlyn, Josh, and Kimberly Keefe, Elizabeth, Valerie, Benjamin, and Vanessa Carlson, and Jack, Emma, George, Aubrey, and Oliver Grangroth; her niece, Ann Usitalo, of MI; and many dear friends and loved ones.