Annely Peterson

Annely Carol Peterson

Thursday, September 3rd, 1936 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Annely Carol Peterson, 83, passed away February 13, 2020 at The Bridge in Longmont.

She was born September 3, 1936 in Longmont to Ernest and Mildred (Nelson) Johnson. Annely grew up on the family farm near Mead and graduated from Mead High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas.

While working in Chicago at Ebenezer Lutheran Church she met Fred Peterson and they were married August 27, 1960 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont.

Annely was the church secretary at First Evangelical Lutheran Church for 32 years from 1986 to 2018 when she retired. She also partnered with Fred in their restaurant business, first at the Aspen Buffett in Longmont and then at the Wayside Inn in Berthoud. She was the bookkeeper, greeted guests and worked in the kitchen.

She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in First Lutheran Women and the Bell Choir. Annely was also a member of Country Club.

Annely was a Denver Bronco fan, enjoying season tickets for many years. She loved her grandkids, enjoying many fun trips with them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred on Feb. 9, 2020 and sister-in-law Alice Johnson.

Annely is survived by three children Anne Marie Kaspersen and husband Ryan, Jon Peterson and wife Heidi and Mike Peterson and wife Kelli; eight grandchildren Alyssa, Hannah, Emma, Drew, Axel, Soren, Bierte and Konrad; sister Elaine Hopkins and husband Brian and brother Ron Johnson.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday February 15, 2020 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Share condolences at
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 11:00am
    First Evangelical Lutheran Church
    803 Third Ave.
    LONGMONT, CO 80501
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  • Reception

    First Evangelical Lutheran Church
    803 Third Ave.
    LONGMONT, CO 80501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A fellowship reception will immediately follow the memorial service at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.


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Bruce Welander

Posted at 05:37pm
What a nice service for Annely and Fred. I think of both of them with many fond memories.
I pray for you God's peace in this time of grief, and the renewed assurances of his eternal promises in Christ.
- Bruce Welander


Anne Reller

Posted at 12:24pm
There will be so much time for you to grieve your great losses this week. Take the time to enjoy today remembering your folks. Tell lots of stories, remember & don't forget to laugh as you remember them through your years.

Barbara Boomershine

Posted at 07:22pm
So very sorry to hear of Annely and Fred's passing. It was always a joy to talk with Annely when she worked at First Lutheran and when I would call to ask for prayers during medical crisis. She will truly be missed. Barbara Boomershine

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Posted at 11:50am
In Loving Memory of Fred & Annely- Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Eric and Ann Pederson and family.
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