Rebecca Omundson Petersen passed away on December 24th, 2012, at the Elim Care Center in Princeton, Minnesota, at the age of 86. She was born on November 19th, 1926, to Joseph and Mathilda (Chrestiansen) Omundson at the family farm near Estherville, Iowa in Emmet County, the youngest of eight. Becky completed 8th grade at the public schools in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and later in life earned her GED. She completed Cosmetology College in Des Moines and received her state certification in December 1946, then owning and operating shops in Estherville.
On February 18th, 1950, in Fairmont, Minnesota, Becky was united in marriage to Lyle Petersen of Dunnell, Minnesota, and in December of that year, moved to a farm east of Zimmerman, Minnesota. There they farmed and worked out, with Becky opening a shop in her home in 1958, retiring from hairdressing around 1982 for health reasons. Her “Becky’s Beauty Shop “ sign was a navigational landmark.
Longtime members of St. John Lutheran Church in Zimmerman, MN they were involved in many activities and functions for the church and in the community. They loved traveling, camping, and fishing.
Rebecca is survived by her son: Jerry (Marlys); daughter: Sheryl; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband Lyle on October 26, 2011; sisters: Albertine Sunde, Lorinda Burkhart, Josephine Cole, Andriena Herrmann; brothers: James, Oscar, and Simon Omundson.
Funeral Service was held 12 noon on Friday, December 28, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church, Zimmerman, MN with visitation two hours prior to the service. Interment at Livonia Cemetery, Zimmerman, MN.
Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton, MN.