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Annie M. Peterson, age 94, died January 2, 2019, at SunQuest Health Care Center. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 30, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in the St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorials may be directed to the Beadle County Humane Society in Huron or Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.

Annie M. Wood was born in Richmond, Va. in 1924. She was a 1943 graduate of Cathedral High School where she tutored French to her classmates, sang in the choir and played girls basketball. After graduation, she was employed as a long distance telephone operator.

Annie met her future husband, Richard Peterson, at a USO dance and they were married at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Christmas Eve, 1943. After Richard’s discharge from the US Navy in late 1945, they moved to Huron where they raised three children. When the children were older, Annie worked at the Huron J.C. Penney store for several years where she made lasting friendships even into her elder years.

After Richard’s death, she enjoyed a close friendship with Norma Bonnes who was also a widow and whose husband had been a co-worker of Richard’s at the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad. Mom will be remembered for her compassion for animals (most of her cats began as strays) and her love of gardening (peonies were her specialty). She was a long-time member of St. Martin’s Parish and then Holy Trinity.

A heartfelt thank you to Gary and Virginia Peterson, Janice Frey, Deloris Brown and Bill Jones for their kindness and care extended to our mother; especially during the last months of her life. Thank you as well to Dr. Mckinney and the Huron Clinic for the years of care given to Mom; the caregiver nurses and staff from Home Health at Huron Regional Medical Center; SunQuest Healthcare Center and Dr. Gregory Wiedel of Tschetter and Hohm Clinic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son, Richard Michael; parents, Grace L. and Edward W. Wood, Jr. and four siblings.

Annie is survived by her son, Raymond C. (Rose) Peterson; her daughter, Eileen M. (Joseph) Stitz; her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Wood; and nieces and nephews.

Mom’s journey is over now and we are confident she and Dad are dancing together again. 

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Dear Annie's family,  Please know we are thinking of you at this time. Annie was a dear friend of our mother's, Virginia Peterson, and is missed by her very much. We all miss her, as we visited with her when we came to Huron. We enjoyed going to church with her and visiting with her. She was such a kind and sweet lady. With sympathy,  Julie and Wade Riley and family

I will miss visiting with Annie. I enjoyed going to church and then out for lunch with her when back in Huron visiting my parents. (Gary and Virginia). She was always happy and cheerful. She always visited with my children and would remember things that were interested in. She was a wonderful person. Lisa Danforth

I will never forget my sweet Annie. I only knew her for a short time while she lived at SunQuest. I gained a Special bond with Annie. All she needed was someone she could trust to be there for her and a familiar face every day and she found that in me. It’s just a small part of my job and I was honored she chose me. I will never forget you Annie, until we meet again, I love you sweetheart! Kerri Harvey

Such a nice lady. She appreciated everything and very kind. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend. Janice Frey

We went to Easter mass and then to lunch with my parents, and missed not having Annie with us. She was a sweet lady. We will miss her. Sheila Schroeder

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