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Celebration of Life for 50 year old Michelle Peterson of Rosholt, SD formerly of Madison, MN was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Madison, MN. Father Brian Oestreich officiated at the service. Special music was provided by Renae Bussen, soloist. Active casket bearers were Stephen Bormann, Dereck Bormann, Chance Bormann, Justin Erp, Darin Erp, Jason Erp and Devon Erp. The concluding service and burial was at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.
Michelle Rae (Bormann) Peterson was born on December 15, 1964 to parents, Marvin (Marv) and Kathryn (Kay) (Lund) Bormann in Madison, MN. She was baptized in Christ at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Madison, MN and was also confirmed at St. Michael’s. Michelle attended the St. Michael’s Catholic School in Madison through the 5th grade. She then attended school in Madison and graduated in 1983. Michelle attended Willmar Vo-Tech and graduated as a Human Service Technician in May of 1984. She was united in marriage in May of 1985 to Tom Peterson. To this union two daughters were born, Alexandra (Alex) Peterson and Jamie Peterson. Michelle worked as a medical technician at the Madison Lutheran Home for two years. She then worked at REM in Canby, MN. Michelle went back to college in 1992 and graduated from Willmar Community College with an Associate Degree in Biology and then transferred to the University of Minnesota -Morris graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. With her love of wanting to help people, she continued her education at the University of South Dakota Medical School Vermillion and graduated as a Physician Assistant in 1999. After graduation, Michelle found employment in Wheaton, MN for 10 years. She transferred to Coteau des Prairies Health Care System in Sisseton, SD in 2009 and due to health problems, retired in August of 2014.
In life, Michelle’s love was her daughters, parents, siblings and the rest of her family, her many friends, working outside with flowers, and especially her dog Bently.
Death came to Michelle on June 10, 2015 due to Crohn’s disease. She had reached the age of 50 years five months and 25 days.
Left to cherish all of Michelle’s memories are her two daughters: Alex Peterson of Vermillion, SD; Jamie Peterson of Rosholt, SD; her mother, Kay Bormann of Madison, MN; two sisters: Deniese and Rolly Erp of Morris, MN; Renae and Michael Bussen of Bangor, PA; two brothers: Tim and Patty Bormann of Morris, MN; Dann and Stacey Bormann of Waunakee, WI and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Michelle was preceded in death by her father, Marvin (Marv) in 2003; infant sister, Mary Kathryn; grandparents, Alphonse and Marie (Bauler) Bormann and Vernon and Berniece (Sillerude) Lund.
Blessed be Michelle’s memory.
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