Obit: Peterson, Anna F. (1907 - 2005)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: Loyal TRG 26 October 2005

Peterson, Anna F. (4 MAR 1907 - 17 OCT 2005)

Anna Frieda Eva (nee Horn) Peterson, Marengo, Ill., was called home to be with her Lord on Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the age of 98 years, 7 months and 13 days, at Florence Nursing home, Marengo. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 21, at Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo. The Rev. Glen Borhart officiated. The interment was in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.

Anna Frieda Eva Horn was born in Fulda, Minn., on March 4, 1907, to John and Frieda (nee Dierks) Horn. At the age of 4, the family moved to greenwood. When she was 19, she moved to Woodstock, Ill., and began working at Todd School. It was while working there that she met Clarence Russell Peterson. They were married on June 17, 1931, in Woodstock. They farmed in the Woodstock area for seven years before moving to Marengo in 1938. The farm on the corner of Prospect Street and Route 176 was their home until Clarence passed away in 1998. She continued to live on the farm until she moved to the Rest Assured Retirement Home in 1998.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Marengo for 67 years. She served as a Sunday school teacher, member and past president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and was active in Ladies Aid for 67 years.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald (Shirley) Peterson, Rockford, Ill., Russell (Jacquie) Peterson, Caledonia, Ill., and Vernon (Debbie) Peterson, Rochester, Minn.: 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Clarence; her daughter, Janice Walz; three sisters, Theresa Danielson, Edna Carlson, and Eleanora Johnson; and two brothers, Raymond Horn and Dale Horn.

Memorials would be appreciated to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund. For more information, call Marengo-Union Funeral Home at (815) 5688131. Marengo-Union Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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