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Viola J. Peterson, 93, of Duluth, died on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on Dec. 26, 1920 to Frank and Josephine Johnson.

Viola was a feisty, spirited lady and will be missed by many. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized in Bethel Baptist Church. Until her death she attended services at Invite God Ministries in Duluth.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dennis; her brothers, Herbert and Marvin; her sister, Edna Johnson; her grandson, Vance "Danny" Peterson and his infant son, Anthony Michael.

Survivors include her sons, Lance of St. Paul; Steven (Lynn) and Stewart (Joyce) Peterson all of Duluth; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 in the Dougherty Funeral Home Chapel and will continue Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Funeral service. Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Hermantown, Minn. Direct memorials if so desired to Invite God Ministries, 660 Everett St., Duluth, MN 55803.

Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. 2nd St. (218)-727-3555