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Louise Rask Peterson 1839-1923

PETERSON, RASK, LOUGH, PALMER, SAWYER, HELMKE

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/5/2011 at 00:05:21

Elderly Lady Passed Away Very Suddenly
Mrs. Louise Peterson Died at the Home of Her Daughter
Long Time Resident Here
Mother of Mrs. Orlando Lough and G. A. Peterson – Known to Nearly All Estherville
Another of Estherville’s pioneer women was called to answer death’s summons last Thursday when Mrs. Louise Peterson passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arlando Lough. Mrs. Peterson has been ill for some time but always bore her suffering patiently, never complaining or grumbling at her lot in this world. She was always a devoted and loving mother and her passing away leaves a vacancy in the family which can never be filled. She is preceded in death by her husband and two daughters, Alida Peterson and Mrs. B. N. Palmer.

Mrs. Louise [Rask] Peterson was born December 29, 1839, near Stockholm, Sweden and passed away December 6, 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orlando Lough at the age of 83 years, 11 months, 7 days. In 1867 she was united in marriage to John Peterson. To this union were born eight children, Mrs. F. D. Sawyer, Whittier, California; Mrs. F. C. Helmke, Hartline, Washington; Mrs. Orlando Lough, Estherville, Iowa; C. J. Peterson, Clark, South Dakota; G. A Peterson, Estherville, Iowa; Alida Peterson, deceased; Mrs. B. N. Palmer, deceased; Huldah Peterson, Estherville, Iowa. She, with her husband immigrated to Jackson county, Minnesota, in 1881, where they lived for four years after which they moved to a county in Martin county, Minnesota. Here Mr. Peterson passed away September 24, 1886. In 1887, Mrs. Peterson moved with her family to Estherville, where she has lived the past thirty-five years excepting four, which she spent in Whittier, California. She was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church to which she remained faithful throughout her life. When unable to attend the church services, she read her bible regularly and lived a constant Christian life. The funeral services held at the Christian church were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Olmstead. The music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. R. Hipple, Mrs. Olmstead, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Lindsley. Interment was made in the Oak Hill Cemetery. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, December 12, 1923)


 

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