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Rose Selma Thompson Peterson 1885-1943

PETERSON, THOMPSON, MARCUS, VAN DERVEER, HUNT, LENNING, DALBY, NIBE, ANDERSON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/2/2014 at 21:44:40

Mrs. Lars Peterson
Rosa [Rose] Selma Thompson was born in Marselle county [Marseille, LaSalle Co], Ill., Aug. 8, 1885, and died at her home in Dolliver, Jan. 29, 1943, from a heart attack, at the age of 57 years and five months.

She was one of a family of 11 children, born to Sam S. Thompson and Christina Marcus Thompson.

She spent her childhood on her fatherís farm near Ellsworth, Ia., and later the family moved to Bricelyn, Minn., where her aged mother still lives.

On Oct. 20, 1908, she was united in marriage to Lars Peterson at Ellsworth.

Their first home was on a farm near Jewell. In Jan., 1917, they moved to Jewell where Mr. Peterson was in the livestock business. In 1938 they moved to Dolliver.

She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. Earl Van Derveer, of Dolliver, whose husband is in the army air corps at Waco, Texas; Melvin at Key West, Fla., in the naval air corps and LeRoy at the naval air base at Corpus Christi, Texas.

She also is survived by her mother, Mrs. Christina Thompson, Bricelyn, Minn.; four sisters, Mrs. Lucius Hunt and Mrs. Peter Peterson of Bricelyn, Mrs. Oscar Lenning of Webster City, and Mrs. Earl Dalby of Detroit. Three brothers, Milton, Selmer and Virgil of Bricelyn also survive. Her father, one sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in her youth and remained a member until her death.

Services were held Feb. 2 at the home and at the Methodist church conducted by the Rev. Carlson of Graettinger and the Rev. Day of Dolliver.

Music was furnished by the ladies quartette of Dolliver and Mrs. Day. Flowers were arranged by Mrs. Ole Knutson, Mrs. L.P. Stillman and Mrs. William Peterson.

Pallbearers were Silas Knutson, Alfred Nelson, John Weber, Peter Haahr, A.K. Averson and A.G. McGuam.

Out-of-town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Selmer Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Peterson of Bricelyn, Minn., Mrs. Oscar Lenning and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Lenning of Webster City; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lenning, Miss Mary Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Peterson of Jewell; Mrs. Christina Nibe, Mrs. P. Peterson and Mrs. Lars Anderson of Story City. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 9, 1943)


 

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