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.
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