Charlotte Petersen

Charlotte Petersen went to be with the LORD on October 28, 2021. Mrs. Petersen was born on May 22, 1927
in the Town of Johnstown to Ruth & Ira Putman. She
was united in marriage to Harry Petersen on August
16, 1945 who passed away on October 21, 1993. Mrs. Petersen
was a graduate of Johnstown High School and
received certification from the Extension Division of
Fulton Montgomery Community College. She retired
after 33 years of service, assisting in the operating
room at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, New
York.
Charlotte was a member of the former St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church, then Christ Lutheran, now Grace Lutheran
Church. She taught Sunday school and also
served on the church council as President, various
committees and made quilts for Lutheran Worldwide
Relief that went to Africa.
Charlotte was a pioneer in Fulton County in 1957 to
start Home Demonstration connected with Cornell
Extension for the Central NY Advisory Committee.
This lead to her leadership in the 4H clubs to teach
girls home economic skills. As all her family and
friends can attest to, Charlotte shared her talents of
knitting, sewing, quilting, cooking & baking.
Her community involvement continued to be a focal
part of her retired life as a member of the Shirley Luck
Senior Center. Charlotte served as President of the 55
plus club. She enjoyed planning and participating in
all the travel adventures.
Mrs. Petersen is survived by her son, Dave Petersen
of Johnstown, and daughter, Barbara of Silverthorne,
Colorado. She is also survived by three grandchildren:
Tom Petersen (Peyton), Jennifer Jette (Kevin)
and Jeff Petersen (McKenzie). Mrs Petersen called her
seven beautiful great grandchildren her cherubs: Carter,
Amelia, Grayson, Collins, Rylan, Harper & Charli.
A celebration of her life will be held at Grace Lutheran
Church, 1 W Montgomery St, Johnstown NY
on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1030 followed by
reception in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, it was Charlotte’s wish to make
contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, Samaritan’s
Purse or a charity of your choice.
The funeral home asks everyone attending to be
mindful of CDC guidelines and masks will be available.
Of course it is our wish and duty to the family of
Mrs. Petersen to ensure all are welcome. Simply put,
there is a high rate of positive Delta variant tests.
Nearly 50% infected. It is our moral and professional
obligation to make a safe and sacred service, no
matter the public gathering spot, to ensure those who
may have conditions, but want to attend, might be at
risk of a difficult virus pandemic in size.

By Leader-Herald

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