Martha Eileen Petterson has passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud. Her husband, Richard was by her side. Martha was 65 years old. A visitation will be held at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Clear Lake, MN on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 12:00pm. The funeral service will follow beginning at 2:00pm. Please send flowers or memorials to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, attention Martha Petterson.
Martha was the oldest of 13 children born to Robert & Ruth Slama. Being the eldest made her a leader in the family and also gave her the tough attitude she needed to keep her 10 brothers and 2 sisters in line. She lived with her husband and son in Clear Lake, MN. Martha loved to do crafts and she especially enjoyed making homemade cards. She is famous for her fabulous baked goods, which she loved to make for family and friends. She was a spitfire and a wonderful person with a very generous heart. She was someone you could always depend on for advice. She will be missed dearly by her many friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Petterson; children, Jerry Ruch, Jr, Tera Sukhu, Robert Petterson; father, Robert Slama; sisters; Kathleen Doodnauth, Lavonne Higgins; sister-in-law, Cheryl Baker; brothers, Robert Slama, Calvin Slama, George Slama, Charlie Slama, Leonard Slama, Dennis Slama, Patrick Slama, Bernard Slama, John Slama; nieces & nephews, Jessie, Ryan, Corey, Patrick, Tayha, Aamina, Daniel, Constance, Joseph, Tanya, Elisha, Sarah, Sadie, Sidra, Jason, Katrina, Loretta, Charles Patrick, Amanda, Jennifer, Jonathan, Traci, Dean, Kristen, Tyler, Ellie, Megan, Kate, Molly; grandchildren, Andrea, Brandon; great-grandchild, Hayden; great nieces and nephews, Jaden, Mariah, Gia, Dakota, Rudy, Ethan, Kiera.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Slama; brother, Clifton Slama; nephew, Jeremy Slama; niece, Rylie Ann Slama.
A special thank you to the staff at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Benedict’s Senior Community and St. Cloud Hospice who provided gentle and loving care to her.