Obit: Peterson, Niels Gunnuf (1878 - 1942)
Contact: Helen Vater Blaha
----Sources: Undated clipping in possession of Helen Vater Blaha
Rites Held Here for N. Peterson
Funeral services for Niels G. Peterson of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Colby and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Peterson of Colby, were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home Monday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Riley officiating. Masonic services were held under the auspices of the Abbotsford lodge F. & A. M., of which he was a member, Harry Treat officiating. Interment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Martin Anderson, Dr. J. A. Riling, Chas. Hoffmann, Kenneth Ingersoll, Walter Jackson, and Ed Leichtnam.
Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Harry Treat, Mrs. Charles Hoffmann, Mrs. Maxwell Jenks, Mrs. Lawrence Meitzel, Mrs. Wilbur Kuehnast, Mrs. S. L. Loos, Mrs. Frank Goeltz, Mrs. Ed Zillmann, Mrs. Albert Strebe and Mrs. Mary Olson.
Mr. Peterson died instantly from at attack of cerebral hemorrhage at 5:30 P. M. on November 26th. He was born in Colby on July 13th, 1878, thus reaching the age of 64 years, four months and 13 days. He was married to Susan A. Parkhill at Colby, Wisconsin on September 16, 1899. They lived at Maplehurst in Taylor county for a while after their marriage after which they returned to Colby. About 35 years ago they moved to Abbotsford where they lived for about 20 years when they moved to Milwaukee where Mr. Peterson was employed as a machinist.
Surviving are his wife and five children--Mrs. Fred Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Vernon N. Peterson of St. Louis, Mo., Anna M. Peterson of Milwaukee, Lee Jerome Peterson of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Neil F. Vater of Withee, Wis. Also three grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death. One son, Lee J., was unable to attend the funeral service because he is in the service of the American air force.
The deceased will be remembered by many of the older citizen of Colby as a just and upright citizen and a man who always endeavored to perform every duty to God, his country, his family, his neighbor, and himself.
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