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August Petersen 1871-1961


Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 11/13/2019 at 09:08:26

15 June 1961 - The Tipton Conservative

August Petersen, 90, died June 9 at Mercy hospital in Iowa City after a 10-day illness. He was a retired farmer.

Mr. Petersen was born Feb. 21, 1871, in Denmark, the son of Peter and Marie Petersen.

In 1871, he married Minnie Christiansen, who died in 1909. He later married Joanna Kroggard. She died in 1943. Dec. 2, 1944, he married Lulu Spence at West Branch. She survives.

Mr. Petersen farmed all of his adult life in the West Branch and Springdale area, retiring and moving to West Branch in 1942.

He was a member of the Friends church.

Other survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Wright, West Branch, and Mrs. Minnie Worrell, Solon; and 3 sons, Oscar and Henry, rural Iowa City, and Victor, West Branch. He was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.

Funeral services were June 12 at the West Branch Friends church with the Rev. Clifford Wolfe officiating. Burial was in the West Branch cemetery.


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