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Melinda "Mindy" Jane Petersen

October 10, 1961 - September 13, 2017
From: Bloomington, MN | Originally: Okoboji, IA
Melinda "Mindy" Jane Petersen

Melinda "Mindy" Jane Petersen

Born: October 10, 1961
Died: September 13, 2017
Age: 55

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Melinda (55) passed away September 13, 2017 in Bloomington, MN.  Melinda – or Mindy as she was known – was born October 10, 1961 in Spencer, Iowa.  In recent years, Mindy resided at a REM group home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She attended a daycare workshop, RISE Creative Partnership in Bloomington, Minnesota.  Previously she lived at Hammer Residences in Wayzata, MN.  Melinda enjoyed musical DVD’s, picture books, and community trips, including-most recently- the Minnesota State Fair.  She loved dogs and the interaction with the dedicated staff at REM and RISE.

     Melinda is survived by parents, Phil and Kathy Petersen of Okoboji, IA; her brother, Jim (Polly) and their son, Chapman of Winnetka, IL; her Uncle Steve of Okoboji and Naples, FL; her aunts, Jo Kendall of Rossmoor, CA, Nancy (Harlan) Christenson of Spirit Lake, IA, and Pat Severson of Ames, IA.  Family preceding her in passing were her grandparents: J.C. and Alma Petersen and Frank and Helen Chapman of Spencer.

      In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made in Mindy’s name.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 18, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., at Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Rev. Tonna Parsons
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11:00 A.M.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:16 PM
“We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bette and Gordy Benit”
- Gordy & Bette Benit
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:51 AM
“I think losing a child must be the worst thing to have to go through. Our hearts go out to you both and you are in out thoughts daily. I just wanted you to know that you have all our sympathy. Sue and Jim”
- Susan and Jim Fisher
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:58 AM
“Phil and Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with hope for healing in your hearts.”
- Jane Kauzlarich
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM
“We extend our sympathies to Mindy's family's at this time of sorrow. However we know she left this imperfect world for perfect peace with God.”
- Mr. and Mrs. Stan Ozimek
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 9:41 PM
“Kathy and Phil, I am so sorry to hear of Mindy's passing. Our condolences to the family at this difficult time. We are unable to make it to the funeral but are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Candace Chapman Brandt
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