Irene Grace Peterson, 86, of Grayling, passed away on April 4, 2017.
Irene was born in Clio, Michigan, on October 22, 1930, a daughter of the late Dorothy (Secord) and Carl Tolles.
She married Dale Alexander Peterson on May 10, 1952, in Gaylord, Michigan. They were married for 63 years before he passed away in 2015.
Throughout Irene's working years she worked as Crawford County's Deputy County Treasurer, worked at Gaylord State Bank, worked for Cliff Peterson, CPA, and helped many people with their taxes. Irene was a member of OES #83, served as Past Matron, Appointed Grand Committee, Past President of Wolverine Distict Association, and Lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Stars.
She was involved with many activities while raising her children like Girl Scouts, 4-H, Cheerleading, Fair Board, Miss Grayling Pageant Mom. Irene also enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, basket weaving, bowling, square dancing, water skiing, boat racing, golfing, hunting, fishing, and going to Lake Placid, Florida, in the winter.
She is survived by her children: Pam Bogart of Edmore, Dan (Jacqueline St. Amour) Peterson of Grand Rapids, and Dalene (Jim) Corlew of Grayling. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Sisters: Viola (Robert) Kilbourn of Gaylord and Emma (Joe) Wolf of Ellenton, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son-in-law, Gordon Bogart
Services were held April 12, 2017. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com
For those that wish to remember Irene with a memorial contribution, please consider Order Eastern Stars Chapter #83, PO Box 91, Grayling, MI 49738
Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.