Mrs. Virginia Ann Peterson (Ginny) was born in Oxford, on Aug. 18, 1930 to the union of Dorothy and JohnHarry Pierce. Graduating from Indiana University, she became an elementary education teacher. Virginia married Dr. Ronald L. Peterson on June 26, 1954. She was a wonderful loving mother of seven children: Pamela J. (Steve) Lawrence, Randy, Steve (Cindy), Janice, Julie Jarvis, and Barry C. (LeeAnn) and Christie Peterson (deceased).
Ginny is survived by 15 grandchildren: Philp Peterson, Stacy Peterson, Stephanie (Matt) Wizner, KaliOwens, Jeff Owens, Jacque Peterson, Heather Merrell, Jeremiah (Rachel) Merrell, Jessica (Duane) Kord, Carmen (Kevin) Inca, Keri (Phillip) McGowan, Amy (Chris)Locke, Greta (Dan) Buis, Katherine (Garrett) Harriman, Mariel Peterson, 20 Great Grand Children and the Stein family.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband: Dr. Ronald L. Peterson, parents, her youngest daughter ChristieLynn Peterson; Sisters Mary Louise (Bill) Yerkes and Betty Jo Stein, Brother: Johnny Pierce, and Sister-in-law Sheila Costello.
Virginia was an avid bridge player. She and her husband, Ron loved to play competitive bridge, achieving the rank of Ruby Life Master. Virginia truly was a life master. A lifelong member of St. Michael's Parish, she kept her faith in Christ and her love for family central in her life and was quietly devoted to both. Ginny was actively engaged with her children: playing tennis, taking them to Pretty Lake for swimming lessons, becoming a scout mother for the boys and Ice skating were just a few of her activities. Other activities included attending band performances, musicals and sports.
As everyone got older, family unity and grandchildren became her focus. Every year Virginia arranged a weeklong family reunion at Potato Creek State Park. There are many fond memories of the tea parties and the games that she planned. This became the highlight of the year for her grandchildren and eventually her Great Grandchildren.
The Peterson Family would like to extend a warm invitation for friends of the family to join them Oct. 2, at the Peterson's residence from 12:30 P to 3:30 p.m. for fellowship and are welcome to attend the visitation and services.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. on Oct. 2, following a viewing beginning at 9:30 a.m. Services will take place at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 611 N. Center St.,Plymouth; followed by a gathering at the Peterson's residence. Burial will take place next to her husband at 5 p.m. in Porter Rae Cemetery-Potato CreekState Park later that evening. Donations may be made to one of the following: St. Michael School and/or ChristiePeterson Scholarship Foundation c/o Marshall County Community Foundation. Floral pieces may be sent to the church.
Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to www.boydandsonfuneralhome.com where condolences may be shared. Floral pieces may be sent to the church.