Joanne Marie (Bloomdall) Peterson, 82, of Lauderdale and longtime resident of St. Anthony Park, died Feb. 10. She was a pioneer in early childhood family education and leaves a legacy of devotion to children. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Bloomdall. She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Diane (Peter Schaps), Daniel (Cindy), and Eric (Ann); eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Her memorial service was held Feb. 15 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, with private interment at a later date.

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