Ann Marie “Laniel” Peterson, at the age of 72 passed away peacefully after a short battle of Cancer on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Care in St. Paul, MN, surrounded by Family.   

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee, MN with Father Adam Hamness presiding.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and the Divine of Mercy Prayer will be said at 1:45 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Brooks, Minnesota.

Ann was born on January 14th, 1946 in Crookston, MN at the St. Vincent Hospital, the 6th child of 13 of George “Ralph” and Pearl “Fontaine” Laniel.   She was Baptized and Confirmed into the Catholic Faith at St. Joseph’s Church in Brooks, MN.  She grew up in Brooks where She attended Elementary School and graduated from Plummer High School in 1964.  She continued her education at the Thief River Falls Cosmetology School and she worked as a Hair Stylist in Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Plummer and Oklee.

Ann married Jimmie N Meyer on June 14, 1968, which they had 2 Children, Pamela and Troy.  She later married the love of her life, Robert E Hince on May 13, 1993 until he passed away and then married Ronald L Peterson on October 22, 1999.

Ann raised her Children in Plummer while operating her own Beauty Shop until 1975 and then they moved to Oklee where she was employed at the Inter County Community Council as a bookkeeper for the next 25 years.  She became employed at the MN Greenleaf Senior Center in Thief River Falls, while her Mother, Pearl, was living there. Her last job was working in the office for St. Frances Xavier Church in Oklee.

Ann enjoyed crafts, quilting, deer hunting, fishing, gardening and the Hallmark channel.  She loved traveling, especially to Holy Shrines around the United States and 3 times to Medugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  She loved her Children and Grandchildren. She loved being with her 6 Sisters, traveling and hanging out on their Sister getaways.  She loved a good argument and a good laugh, which usually resulted at the same time.

Ann is survived by her Daughter, Pamela (Meyer) Dack, Bloomington, MN and Son, Troy Meyer, Oklee, MN.  Grandsons; Tyler Dack, Brian and Jeffery Meyer. Brothers; Michael (Diane) Laniel, Minneapolis, MN, and Jim (Barb) Laniel of Elko, MN.  Sisters; Ruth Carriere, Spring Lake Park, MN, Alice (Arnold) Cekalla, Hinckley, MN, Dolores Grimm, Brooks, MN, Joan (Gary) Carpenter, Lake George, MN, Lora (Charlie) Johnson, Oklee, MN, Janel (Roger) Walter, Plummer, MN.  23 Nephews and 12 Nieces.

Ann was preceded in death by Parents George “Ralph” and Pearl Laniel, 3 Husbands; Jimmie Meyer, Robert Hince and Ronald Peterson.  Sister; Judith Ophus, Brothers; Paul Laniel, John Laniel and Joseph Laniel. Brother in Laws; Linus Carriere and Darryl Grimm. Nieces; Jodi Johnson, Joey Johnson and Julie Hawkinson.


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