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Barbara Ellen Lieffort Peterson
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1955
Grant County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 2008
Brookings County
South Dakota, USA

Barbara Ellen (Lieffort) Peterson, a resident of Brookings for nearly 40 years, died April 30th at Brookview Manor in Brookings after a long illness. She was 53.

Barbara was born on March 30, 1955, in Milbank, S.D., the daughter of Lawrence and Veletta (Moldenhauer) Lieffort. She lived in Milbank, Big Stone City and Aberdeen, as well as Phoenix, Ariz., before moving to Brookings in 1969 with her parents. Her father owned and operated the Campus Husky service station that was once located at 8th and Medary.

Barbara was united in marriage to James T Knudson in December 30, 1972. To this union, two daughters were born, Heather Marie in July 23 1973 and Jennifer Ann in April 28, 1977. The couple later divorced.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Church in Brookings

Barbara attended Brookings High School. She worked at 3M and later at Wal-Mart. She enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles with her special friend, Ed Peterson. She also enjoyed camping, fishing shopping and attending the Sturgis Rally.

In addition to Ed Peterson, Barbara is survived by her granddaughters, Jade and Jenica Muston of Brookings; daughter, Heather Muston of Pierre, SD; grandson and granddaughter, Tanner and Justine Doop, of Brookings; her sister, Nancy Lieffort (Marc OConnell) of Southbury, Conn.; family friend David Schmidt of Flandreau, SD.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins.

Barbara's parents and her daughter Jennifer Ann Knudson preceded her in death.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am Friday, May 16, 2008 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.

Barbara's cremains are interred with her daughter, Jennifer Knudson.
Saint Simon and Jude Catholic Cemetery
Moody County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Gail Monteith
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
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Barbara Ellen <i>Lieffort</i> Peterson
Added by: Gail Monteith
Barbara Ellen <i>Lieffort</i> Peterson
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