Peterson, Carol Virginia 88, of Edina, died peacefully on 11/ 28/15. Preceded in death by parents, siblings, and dear friends, Dawn Mennes and Phyllis Glaser. Survived by nieces, Carol Harris Perry and Susan Harris Leinberger and their families. Especially dear to her and of great help in her elder years was great-niece Rachel Perry Haen -- also loyal friends, Donna Diepolder and Susan Morgan. A retired physical education teacher, Carol taught and coached in the Minneapolis Public Schools, notably West High School. In the words of a former student, "Carol was the epitome of Title IX, well before its time. She believed that females deserved athletic training -- running swim meets, coaching basketball, and organizing golf matches for her female students." She avidly supported University of MN athletics. Memorial Gathering, Sunday, Dec 20th at 2:30 PM, Richfield United Methodist Church, Heritage Room, 5835 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls. Her family is so grateful for Carol's tender, compassionate care by the Sunrise of Edina staff and her Park Nicollet Hospice team. Memorials preferred to Park Nicollet Hospice, 700 South 5th St, Hopkins, MN 55343.
Published on December 6, 2015