Lewis P. Peterson 1877-1940
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/1/2013 at 19:58:09
Lewis P. Peterson was born July 23, 1877, at High Lake and passed away on Sept. 5, 1940 at the age of 63 years, one months and 13 days. He was the third child of Peter and Martha Brujeld [Peterson]. He lived with his parents on the banks of High Lake now occupied by Nels and Mary Peterson, until March 4, 1900 when he was united in marriage with Sarah Peterson and had lived in Emmet county all his life. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith as a youth by Rev. Eng and has been a devoted Christian all his life.
The deceased leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, one sister, Mary of this community, and brother, Peter of Hayfield, Nels of this community and John of Rochelle, Ill.
Although having no children of their own. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson took care of Hazel and LeRoy Olson from the time of their mother’s death until they were grown.
Lewis was not in good health for a number of years. This spring he started failing faster and on June 19 he had an operation and found the disease of such a nature he could not recover. He was ready to leave this world, resting entirely on the word of God.
The funeral was held Sept. 7, 1:30 o’clock at the home and two o’clock at the church, Rev. A.K. Gorde officiating. Rev. T. Hanson of Lakefield, Minn., also gave a sermon.
The pallbearers were Oscar Peterson, John L. Johnson, Andrew Rokne, Nels Johnson, Christy Anderson, Baste Jacobson. A total of $61 was given in memoriam of Mr. Peterson. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 12, 1940)
Lewis Peterson Passed Away at Wallingford
Wallingford Resident Passed Away September 5; Mr. Peterson Had Been Quite Ill For Several Years Prior to His Death
Lewis P. Peterson, 63, passed away last Thursday, September 5. He had been in failing health for the past few years. This spring he failed quite rapidly and on June 19 underwent a surgical operation. However, nothing could be done to cure the ailment and he gradually declined until his death.
The funeral was held the following Saturday. Services were conducted at the home and at two o’clock at the church. The Rev. A.K. Gerde officiated. He was assisted by the Rev. T. Hanson, Lakefield, Minnesota. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery. The pallbearers were Oscar Peterson, John L. Johnson, Andrew Rockne, Nils Johnson, Christy Anderson and Baste Jacobson. Many beautiful flowers adorned the casket and a total of $64 was given in memory of the deceased.
Lewis P. Peterson was born in High Lake township July 23, 1877. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson. He lived on the old homestead on the banks of High Lake , now occupied by Nels and Mary Peterson, until March 4, 1900, when he was united in marriage to Sarah Peterson. They continued to live in Emmet county. Although they had no children of their own they took care of Hazel and LeRoy Olson from the time of their mother’s death until they had reached the years of maturity. Deceased is survived by his sister Mary and by three brothers, Peter, Hayfield, Iowa; Nels, Wallingford; and John, Rochelle, Illinois.
The Times publisher was not acquainted with Mr. Peterson but the many who knew him during all or part of the past 63 years had a very high regard for him. He was an upright, deserving Christian gentleman and his passing is sincerely mourned by his beloved wife and by his brothers and other relatives and by the motherless children to whom he and his good wife gave a home. The Times extends sincere sympathy to them in their sorrow. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, September 19, 1940)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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