LEROY — Florence Elna (Flo) Peterson, 86, of LeRoy, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1927, in LeRoy to George and Helen (Beckman) Nelson. She was the sixth of 12 children raised on a farm and part of a very loving, hard-working family. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1945, and was a cheerleader for the 1944 and 1945 boys basketball team which reached the state finals in Lansing. On Nov. 21, 1947, she married Eldred (Pete) Peterson in Reed City, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2003.