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(September 18, 2020) – Jerine (Jeri) Peterson, widow of Covenant minister Wayne Peterson, died May 27. She was 84.

Jeri was born October 28, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, to Jared W. Stark Jr.  and Norine Pocock Stark.

Jeri attended Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, and secretarial school. She worked as a secretary before staying home to raise her children. She loved to garden and cook.

She married Wayne Peterson on June 23, 1963. They served churches in Everett, Washington; Hudson, Ohio; Stillman Valley, Illinois; Menominee, Michigan; Ellsworth, Wisconsin; and Laurence Harbor, New Jersey.

Jeri is survived by her children Scott (Phoebe), Craig (Judy), and Lynette; and four grandchildren.

A small family memorial service was held at Modetz Funeral Home in Lake Orion, Michigan, on May 30. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.

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