(Tuesday - March 23, 2021) - Barbara Mae Peterson, age 76, joined the angels on Sunday, March 21, at her home in Norway.

Barb was born on November 7, 1944 in Alpena, the daughter of the late Albert and Mildred (Standen) Udell. She graduated from Alpena High School in 1963 and continued her education, graduating from Northern Michigan University in 1967 as a teacher.

Because of the love she had for children, Barb was an elementary school teacher and retired in 2000.

She spent her years of retirement enjoying her grandchildren and friends. She also enjoyed traveling and going to the casinos.

Barb is survived by her husband of 53 years Curtis; children Paula (Clark) Wagner and Curtis Peterson, Jr.; grandchildren Thomas Wagner, Alyssa Wagner and Jack Peterson; sisters Audrey (Duane) Himes, Bev (Wally Szczerowski) Udell, Kathy (Ben) Szczerowski and Candy Hoehrein; brother Terry Udell; sister-in-law Janis Udell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother Wes Udell and brother-in-law Bill Hoehrein.

A private family graveside service will be held in Watersmeet Township Cemetery in the spring.

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The Ortman Funeral Home of Norway is in charge of arrangements.


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