Debra Peterson, 59, of St. Joseph passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.
Debra was born on Jan. 3, 1960, to Harold and Faye (Cutler) Zendler in Lansing, Mich. She graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing and continued taking childhood development classes. She married Paul Peterson on Aug. 26, 1990 in Lansing. Debra’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She also enjoyed gardening and taking the kids to the beach in the summer. She was very creative and loved decorating. Debra volunteered her decorating skills, staging homes and local businesses. She also helped her husband in the family business.
Debra is survived by her husband, Paul; and her children: Heidi L. Peterson, Mandi L. Peterson and Ian L. Peterson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her in-laws.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Paul Begley Prophecy in Knox, Ind.