Barbara Peterson


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Ann Peterson (Barb) died unexpectedly on October 10, 2017 at the age of 68. She was born on August 11, 1950 in LaMoure, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her father, Morris Peterson. Barbara is survived by her mother, Donna Peterson, her brother, Greg Peterson (Marilyn), and her sister Patricia Peterson (Doug Franzen). She also leaves behind her beloved nieces, nephews and great nephews.

Barbara was born without hearing or speech and with developmental disabilities. She attended the Devils Lake School for the Deaf and the Grafton State School. As an adult, she moved to the Fraser Ltd. Group Home in Fargo, North Dakota and worked at the Vocational Training Center. She was a diligent worker and took pride in doing the job right. She loved her family most of all and looked forward to spending holidays and weekends with them. She taught us many things, particularly the importance of patience, compassion and kindness.

A visitation will be held on October 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lerud-Schuldt-Mathias Funeral Home, 515 Central Avenue North, Valley City, North Dakota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Barb’s memory on October 14, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 540 3rd Avenue NE, Valley City, North Dakota, with Msgr. Dennis Skonseng officiating. Burial will be in the North LaMoure Cemetery, Litchville, ND.

The family would like to thank the staff at Fraser Ltd. for their unending love and support for Barb. For over 25 years, they have been her mentors, friends and cheerleaders.

Memorial donations for Barbara may be made to Fraser Ltd Home, 2902 University Drive South, Fargo, North Dakota 58103 or to the charity of your choice.

Lerud-Schuldt-Mathias Funeral Home is assisting Barb’s family with arrangements. Please visit her online tribute page at

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