Lora Peterson
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Obituary of Lora Elaine Peterson

Lora Elaine (Anderson) Peterson, age 72 of Painesville, passed away on October 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on October 10, 1945 in Trimble, Ohio to the late Loren and Mary Anderson.

Lora was a beautiful, selfless, strong, kind, caring and courageous woman.  As a mother and wife she was incredibly devoted and loving.

Lora graduated from Lakeland College and was a registered nurse at Lake East and Tripoint until her retirement in 2013. Lora enjoyed history, traveling, family picnics and holiday get-togethers. She especially cherished her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Survivors are her husband of 47 years, John William Peterson, Sr.; children, Michael (Donna) Rigo, Suzanne (Paul) Muro, Karl (Heather) Rigo, John (Heather) Peterson, Jr., and Jennifer Peterson; 22 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Carol) Anderson; son-in-law, Dan Schostek; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and lifelong best friends, Linda Johnson, Dinah McRaild, Theresa Reichard, and Sharon Jacobson.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her 1st husband, Karl William Rigo, Sr;  daughters, Lisa Schostek and Lori Rigo; and brothers, Thomas and John Anderson.


A memorial mass will be held on October 18, 2018 at 10:30AM at St. Mary Church, 242 N. State St., Painesville, Ohio 44077. A reception will follow at Concord Community Center, 7671 Auburn Rd., Concord, Ohio 44077.