Siiri Esther Peterson, age 95, born April 9, 1925, the last Mononen sibling, died March 3, 2021. Siiri lived most of her life in Eagle Township, at Eagle Lake, in the home she and her husband, Pete, built.
Siiri knew lots of people as she was a sales clerk at the Cromwell Coop for many years. She and Pete fished and enjoyed the lake, gardened and made "rag rugs", hosted picnics and danced often.
Siiri was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Pete Leander Peterson; daughter, Barbara Ann (Peterson) Walli; infant grandson, baby Walli; her parents, Mike and Alina Mononen; sisters and brothers, Aina Larson, infant brother Toivo Mononen, Hilda Mattson, Mae Graff, Sulo Mononen and Anita Conklin.
She is survived by her son, Michael Peterson and wife, Lynette Tillman; grandsons, Michael Tillman, Shawn Tillman, Gene Walli and Mark Walli; great grandchildren, Megan Walli, Mike Walli and Shane Tillman.
Siiri didn't want to spread Covid-19 and she tried to self-isolate to control the infection, as such there will be no service.
Thanks for the prayers and thoughts, Michael Peterson.
Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Any condolences can be sent by mail to: Peterson Family, PO Box 1, Cromwell, MN 55726