LINDSBORG — Dorothy E. Peterson, 94, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Bethany Home, Lindsborg. Dorothy was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Salina, to Clyde and Rosa (Britt) Osburn. 

Dorothy was a high school graduate and earned a Bachelor’s degree. She married Harry Coleman and had a daughter, Judith. Following his death, Dorothy married Wallace Peterson and had a son and three daughters, Michael, Kristen, Karen, and Susan. 

Dorothy worked for thirty years as a nurse. She also owned a dry cleaning business, was a wife and mother, volunteered her time and nursing talents, and once owned a resort at Table Rock Lake. 

Dorothy was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Lindsborg. She loved to travel the world. Dorothy would often take her children and grandchildren on trips to Las Vegas, California, Florida, Africa, and Branson, Mo. She had many other interests including collecting antique dolls, grandfather clocks, and orchids, as well as raising all kinds of plants and flowers. 

Dorothy is survived by: her son, Mike Peterson (Roberta) of Lindsborg: daughters, Kris Thomas (Clint) of Salina, and Susan Rothgeb (Darrin) of Belle Plaine; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands, Harry Coleman and Wallace Peterson; daughters, Judith Rodine and Karen McNett-Kenney; and one brother. 

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Crick-Christians Funeral Home, with Pastor Amy Truhe and Ted Kessinger officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to: TACOL, in care of the funeral home. 

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