Phyllis Petersen, 86, of St. Petersburg, Florida (formerly of Penn Yan, NY) died March 2, 2020 in Pinellas Park, Florida.
Phyllis was born July 11, 1933 in Geneva, NY to Chris & Edna Pedersen. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1951 and went on to work at multiple banks and financial companies in Penn Yan and Geneva.
She married Kenneth F. Petersen on May 21, 1955 and is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Kenneth of St. Petersburg, Florida, son Chris (Barb) Petersen of St. Petersburg, and daughter Kenna (Carl) Fischer of St. Petersburg. She was pre-deceased by a son, Dane in 1965.
She is also survived by sisters Babe Ferraro of Geneva and Alice Pedersen of Farmington, sister-in-law Pat Pedersen, nephews Michael (Vicki) Pedersen and Preston Pedersen of Penn Yan, nieces Dana Cohrs (Jim Loree) and Rachel Cohrs of Geneva, a number of cousins and close friends Ann Kirch, Neil Kirch and Su Genecco.
Phyllis was also pre-deceased by her parents, brother Howard Pedersen, Aunts Erna and Helen, Uncles Carl and George.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Danish Sisterhood, Benton Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Moose Club.
Friends may call on Wednesday, March 11th from 10AM – 11AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Penn Yan, with funeral services immediately following at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Penn Yan.
Arrangements handled by Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home in Penn Yan and Reese Funeral Home in Seminole, Florida.
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