Joan Alde, 75, of St. James, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Joan Alde, 75, of St. James, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m, at East Sveadahl Lutheran Church, rural St. James, with Rev. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating.

Joan Edith Peterson was born March 31, 1943 in St. James, the daughter of John and Emma (Harms) Peterson. Joan grew up in St. James and attended St. James High School. She moved to Seattle, Wash., where she worked for Boeing Aircraft Company for many years. She later returned to St. James to care for her mother.

Joan is survived by her sons: Bryan (Kathy) Marquardt of Everett, Wash., Scott Marquardt of Minneapolis; sisters: Ruth (Lawrence) Haler of St. James, Dorothy Marie of Las Vegas; brothers: Joseph (Klara) Peterson of San Diego, Calif., Daniel Peterson of Northfield and Albert (Susan) Peterson of Eagan. She is preceded in death by her husband Howard, daughter Jady, parents, and sister Ella Mae Gieske.