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Faithful secretary leaves a lasting legacy

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If you had to pick one word to describe Donna W. Petersen, it might be generous.

But that wouldn't be adequate.

She was loyal, too. And a lover of nature, music and learning.


"She just had this thirst to learn more," said her nephew Marty Petersen of Plymouth, Minn.

It didn't surprise Marty when his aunt left $40,203 to the Hudson Area Joint Library when she died Feb. 6 in Christian Community Home at the age of 89.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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