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June 21, 2012 - 3:09pm

Alvina M. Peterson

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Medina - Alvina M. Peterson, 102, formerly of Corfu, passed away at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Medina, where she had been a resident since July 2006.Alvina was born June 8, 1910 in Tracy, Minnesota, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Wedger Klehn.  She was the last surviving child of twelve children,  which included her dear twin sister, Christine Richley.  Alvina worked for Sylvania in Batavia before her retirement.  She was very handy at many things like sewing and upholstery work. She even re-upholstered a chair when she was 93 years old.  One of her very favorite pastimes was playing cards. Alvina was the oldest member of the Corfu United Presbyterian Church.

Alvina was the wife of the late Martin A. Peterson; mother of the late Eleanor P. Herman, Norman R. Peterson and Arthur Peterson; and great-grandmother of the late Nicole E. Herman.
She is survived by her son-in-law, Charles A. (Patricia) Herman of Indian Falls; nine grandchildren: Charles B. (Lori) Herman, Julie A. (Patricia Marvin) Herman, Richard B. (Debbie) Herman, Elizabeth A. "Betsy" (Sander) Abramson, Jan (Jim) Goodenbery, Barb (Ron) Thurber, Gerry (Cynthia) Peterson, Cathy (John) Marchese and Russ (Deb) Peterson: great grandmother of 23 and great-great grandmother of 11 and her former daughter-in-law, Mary (Don) Mumford. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. The funeral service will be held from the mortuary on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. I  lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036.

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