Deidra Ann Fortune, 67, of Carl Junction, MO passed away peacefully September 11 in the comfort of her home surrounded by loved ones. Deidra was born to Rodney Fortune and Dorothy Plushow (Taylor) on June 16, 1954. She grew up in Brainerd and the Twin Cities area. She met and married Steven Allan Petersen from Byron, MN and spent her married years in the Kasson-Mantorville area. She raised 3 daughters, Shannon Ayer from Carl Junction, MO, Brandi Sullivan (Jeff) from Brainerd, and Joei Klemish (Tom) from Swanville. She had 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, Mae being the apple of her eye. She loved anything with a challenge, she was very determined. She loved puzzles, birds, making quilts with her mom, flowers and her fairy garden. Her favorite job was cooking for the inmates at the jail in Brainerd with her sister Lila. She leaves behind her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her twin brother Doug Fortune (Sandra). Sisters Lila Lockwood (Kevin), Ginger Rowe (Richard), Tracey (Jim) Schnieder. 3 more brothers Howard Fortune, Paul Fortune and Troy Fortune. She is preceded in death by her parents, step father Robert (Bob) Plushow, brother Rodney, sister ReNae, baby sister Doris Ellen, 3 nieces Jodi, Misti and Kristi and granddaughter Sarah Ann. She will be forever missed. A celebration of Life will be held at the Nisswa Community Center Sunday September 19th from 1-4pm. A luncheon will be provided.
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