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Rose A. Peterson, 79

Rose Peterson

Rose A. Peterson, 79, of Park Rapids died Monday, May 1, 2006 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.

She was born March 9, 1927 to Frank and Hope (Nelson) Iannazzo in St. Paul. She grew up and attended public schools in St. Paul.

She married Calvin C. Underhill at St. Cecilia Catholic Rectory in St. Paul. From 1946 to 1955, she worked for Honeywell Corp. in Anoka. She attended beauty college and was a beautician for a number of years. From 1958 to 1969, she served as a nanny for the Boyce family in Coon Rapids. From 1970 to 1974, she was nanny to the Homan family in St. Paul. In 1975, she moved to Osage to resume her place in the Boyce family.

She married Elmer G. Peterson Dec. 3, 1977 in Osage. They lived and farmed in Osage. She moved to Woodland Court Apartments in Park Rapids in the mid-90s.

She was a member of the Grace Community Church in Osage and the Osage Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two brothers, Michael Shay of Baxter and Dominic Iannazzo of Virginia Beach, VA; "adopted" children, Del (Cindy) Carver, Mike (Kathie) Carver, Joe (Ra-chel) Boyce, Tom (Rita) Boyce, Dan (Joyce) Boyce, Dave Boyce, Greg Boyce, Mary (Kevin) Holzer, Mark (Lynn) Homan, Therese (Peter) Bravo, James (Donna) Homan, John (Liz) Homan and Kathy (Mark) Reardon; more than 20 "adopted" grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, hus-band, Elmer in 1991; three brothers, Antonio, Fortunato and Frank; and two sisters, Theresa and Angeline.

Funeral: Friday, May 5 at Grace Community Church of Osage with Pastor Bill Ullom officiating.

Casketbearers: Joe, Tom and Dan Boyce, Delbert, Mitchell and Timothy Carver and John Homan.

Interment: Riverside Cemetery in Osage.

In lieu of flowers memrials are preferred to the Grace Community Church of Osage.