She was raised in East Grand Forks, MN, in her childhood she was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church and attended high school in East Grand Forks graduating in 1978. She continued her education in Fergus Falls, MN graduating with a degree in Human Services. Janine married Roger Peterson in East Grand Forks, MN on December 15, 1984. They moved around a bit and eventually settled their family into the Greenbush, MN community. Janine and Roger were blessed with 5 children. Throughout her life Janine held many different jobs, all however revolved around helping people. She was a very selfless person always giving to others and helping anyone in need. Janine was a very active member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Greenbush. She helped out with Sunday school and various other youth activities. Janine loved working with youth. She also enjoyed crafting, theater, music and sharing her faith with anybody that would listen. Janine most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Janine was always full of life.
She is preceded on death by her father, Harvey; sister, Lori Christianson.
Janine is survived by her husband, Roger Peterson, children, Jacob (Brittany) Peterson of Thief River Falls, MN, Bradley Peterson of Thief River Falls, MN, Torina Peterson of Thief River Falls, MN, Nicholas Peterson of Thief River Falls, MN, Rana Gilead of Havre, MT; grandson, Jack Peterson; mother, Audrey (Frank Tweet); Kaley (Jeff) Mari of Fargo, ND, Mari (Kevin) Schmitz of Oaks, ND, Beth Ann Christianson of Elbow Lake, MN. A Funeral Service for Janine G. Peterson of Greenbush, MN will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Greenbush, MN at 3:00PM. Visitation will be held from 5-7PM on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Greenbush, MN with a prayer service at 6:30PM. Interment will be held at Bethany Lutheran South Cemetery in East Grand Forks at a later date. Janine Peterson passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Karlstad Senior Living Facility at the age of 54.