Lorraine Peterson-Erickson-Zeller

Lorraine June Peterson-Erickson-Zeller passed into eternal life on August 4, 2011 at 88 years of age at Avera Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton, SD.

Lorraine Peterson was born June 16, 1923 to Harold and Theodosia (Spencly) Peterson of Alsen, SD, and was the youngest child and sister to the late Iona Dilly, Avis Ekren, and E.C Peterson., Don Peterson, and Keith/Jimmy Peterson.  She graduated from Beresford High School and married E. Stanley Erickson in 1942. She was the mother of four children: Ted (Peggy) Erickson of Wheeling, WV, Dan (Jeanine) Erickson of Tustin, CA, Nancy Pierz of Mokena, IL, and Gregg (Tina) Erickson of Anchorage, AK, she was a homemaker until age 65 when she went to work for the Vermillion Plain Talk.  Lorraine lived her entire life as a resident and active community member of the Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Greenfield area and Vermillion resident after the death of Stanley in 1983.  She re-married in 1994 to Lester Zeller until his death in 1998.  She is survived by her four children, 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Lorraine loved the Lord, and enjoyed cooking, baking, playing cards and board games, gardening and watching football.  She was an avid seamstress, enjoyed family get togethers and loved being with her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 13th at the Dalesburg Lutheran Church rural Vermillion with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 pm at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Online Tributes and obituary, please visit; www.hansenfuneralhome.com.

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