H. Virginia (Freed) Petersen, 88, of Fort Dodge pas-sed away on Sat-urday, Dec-ember 15, 2012 at Friendship Haven. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnside, IA with burial at the Dayton Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Celebration Center at Friendship Haven. Arrangements have been entrusted with Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Virginia was born on the family farm in Clay Township on June 24, 1924 to John and Caroline (Lilyard) Freed. She grew up and graduated from Burnside High School. She was a lifetime member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnside. She retired from Central Telephone.
Virginia is survived by her sister Maxine Freed; daughter Kay Baessler of Orange Park, FL; grandchildren John (Christina) Baessler of King of Prussia, PA and Michele Baessler of Orange Park, FL; and her great- grandchildren Brielle and Alexis. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the family for their further discretion.