Phyllis D. Peterson, age 89 of Rush City, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. Funeral service will be 12:00pm Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Peter Funeral Home ~ Klein Chapel with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Greenhill Cemetery, St. Peter. Phyllis was born August 24, 1927 in Tenhassen Township, Martin County, Minnesota to Edward G. and Helen M. (Thiel) Mogenson. Her family moved to St. Peter where she graduated from high school. She married Clifford John Peterson on September 10, 1948. Phyllis was always active in her church and was a charter member of Shepard of the Lake Lutheran in Prior Lake. She loved to help others and was a volunteer at area food shelves and in driving others to appointments. She was recognized and received an award for her volunteer efforts. Phyllis also enjoyed gardening, feeding birds and other animals, riding horse and visiting friends and family. Left to remember Phyllis are her sons: Scott (Nelda), Rex (Kim) and Eric (Sylvia); six grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford in 1994; a grandson, Christopher; and three siblings.