Margaret Gertrude Berthiaume, 87, Monticello

Margaret Berthiaume

Margaret Gertrude Berthiaume, 87, Monticello, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at home with her family at her side.  Visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2013, at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 E. Broadway, Monticello, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Community United Methodist Church, 9225 Jason Ave. N.E., Monticello, at 10 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service.  Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery of Monticello.  Arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Margaret was born May 2, 1926, in Chatham Township, Minn. (near Buffalo), to Frank and Lydia (Adams) Brown. She was the youngest of seven children.  She married Harry Berthiaume on Aug. 4, 1945, and they raised eight children.  In the 1950s, they moved to the Silver Creek Township area, eventually moving to a farm west of Monticello.  Margaret worked at the Federal Arsenal, the Buffalo Veneer factory and at Control Data where she retired.  She was a member of the Monticello Legion Auxiliary, Monticello Senior Center and the G.A.L.A. group.  She was a devoted Minnesota Twins fan for many years.  She also enjoyed fishing with family and friends.  Margaret married Glenn W. Peterson on Dec. 4, 1992, and after his death she moved into Mississippi Shores, where she developed an extended family and enjoyed hours of cards, Dominos and fellowship.
Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband Harry; second husband Glenn; son Larry; daughters Connie, Barb Lemieux , and Vera Raumer; son-in-law Marvin Schmidt; granddaughter Pam Carlson; grandson Jeff Raumer; and her parents, sisters and brothers.  She is survived by her children, Mary Schmidt of Bovey, Bonnie (Darryl) Carlson of Black Duck, son-in-law Les Lemieux of Maple Lake, Ron (Gayle) Berthiaume of Big Lake, Joy (Jerry) Simpson of Monticello, Scott (Shelley) Berthiaume of Big Lake; 21 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

  • Beverly Clarkson

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although its been decades since I lived out there, I will always remember your mom as a great fun lady. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. I hope you can also find comfort, as I have, in the scriptures. Verses I find especially comforting are 1 Thessalonians 4:13–14 and Revelation 21:4

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