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Marlene M. Peterson, 87, of Rockford, passed away on May 23, 2018. She was born on February 21, 1931 in Loves Park, the daughter of Asa and Mary (Cook) Kinson. Marlene graduated from Harlem High School in 1949. She married Gunnar W. Peterson on October 21, 1950. He predeceased her on April 4, 2006. Marlene worked in customer service at Parkside Warehouse for 24 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member of the Women's Bowling Conference and Girl Scouts of America.
Survived by her daughters, Lynnetta (Mark) Jacobson and Paula (Brad) Elmhorst; grandsons, Benjamin Jacobson and Adam (Lisa) Elmhorst; granddaughters Diana (Michael) Hutzler and Jennifer (Johan) Hendrikse; great-grandchildren, Makayla, Brady, and Madeleine. Also predeceased by parents; sisters, Janet Kinson Lemke and Maxine Kinson; and brothers, Doug and Roger Kinson.
Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Noon in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1002 2nd Ave., Rockford. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11:00 - 11:45 am in the Chapel. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 925 5th Ave., Rockford, IL 61104.

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  1. Tom Conrad

    Lynnetta, Mark, and Family, I, my family, and our team at CBRE and Associated Bank send our condolences for your loss. Please feel free to reach out for any needs you may have during this difficult time. Best Regards, Tom Conrad

  2. The Wimberley family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. As Christians we have the happiness knowing your mom/grandmother is rejoicing in the arms of our Heavenly Father. We love you and pray that you will feel God's arms wrap around you and keep you all close in His care.


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