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LaVerne E. Peterson

August 31, 1929 — March 22, 2021

LaVerne E. Peterson

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LaVerne E. Peterson, 91 of Petoskey, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs. Born in Superior, Wisconsin on August 31, 1929, she was the daughter of Herbert and Wilhelmina (Minni) (Pellman) Hautla.

LaVerne moved to Petoskey in 1983 with her husband Fred and opened the antique business Wentworth Ltd. in the Gaslight District.

She is survived by her two children, Susan Blake of Petoskey and Matthew Peterson and wife Belinda of Indianapolis, IN: grandchildren, Karl, and Chris Peterson, Karl’s wife Elizabeth and a great-grandson, Andrew Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lucille, and her husband Fred.

Her remains will be interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey. Please share your memories with the family at

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, June 21. 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Petoskey.

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