Feb. 11, 1922 — Nov. 11, 2013
Gertrude “Trudy” Peterson died peacefully Nov. 11, 2013, at 12:05 a.m., at her home in Cameron Park, Calif., with her children at her side. She was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Galesburg, Ill., to Adda Pernilla Moburg and Justus Connel Kjellander. She married Donald Harry Peterson on March 20, 1943, in Las Vegas, Nev. Don preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1999. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Peterson Hayes and Donna Peterson Karlan (Scott); her son, Kurt (Larysa); and son-in-law, Bob Giannoni. Her daughter, Peggy Peterson Giannoni, preceded her in death on March 23, 2005. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Lindsey Hayes Kroeger, Katy Hayes, Jay Hook, Oliva Hook, Kristin Giannoni, Alexa Giannoni, Emily Peterson, Gracie Peterson Casarez, Jeff Nichols, Courtney Phelps and Vadzim Savenok; and 11 great-grandchildren.
As well as being a perfect wife, mother and grandmother (with a wicked sense of humor), Trudy was a realtor in El Dorado County from 1975 to 1995. She had previously worked in sales for Field Enterprises for 15 years in Mendocino County. She had a great love for all people she met and was always interested in learning everyone’s story. She will be remembered for her big heart, her kind soul and her great one-liners. She was well loved by everyone and will be missed bunches.
A memorial service will be held this Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills at 2 p.m. The address is 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills, Calif. (95762).