Obit: Peterson, Edwin M. (1890 - 1951)
Surnames: Peterson, Nissen, Thompson, Lokken, Erickson, Mowery, Beck, Matthias, Bakke, Kivikko, Laabs, Kallio, Jarrange
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/20/1951
Peterson, Edwin M. (27 Sept. 1890 - 13 Dec. 1951)
Edwin M. Peterson, a member of the Clark County, Wis. Draft Board and prominent in county and local affairs, died last Thursday morning, at the age of 61 years, at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital, a heart attack being the cause of his death. He had been in poor health since July. Funeral services were held at the Ev. Lutheran church at Curtiss Sunday afternoon and internment was made in the parish cemetery.
Clark Nissen, accompanied by Miss Mary Thompson, sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Prayer Perfect." Pall bearers were John Lokken, Cornell Erickson, Alfred Erickson, Ernest Mowery, Ed Beck and Harold Matthias. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Anna Mowery, Mrs. Jean Bakke, Mrs. Elizabeth Kivikko, Mrs. Pearl Lokken, Mrs. Martha Laabs and Mrs. Grace Kallio.
Mr. Peterson, a resident of the Curtiss vicinity his entire life, was born Sept. 27, 1890. He received his education in Curtiss and graduated from Colby High School. He also graduated from a short course in agriculture at the University of Wisconsin. His marriage to the former Anna Thompson took place in Curtiss June 19, 1920.
He served as president of the Farmers Union for about 15 years, was a director of the Farmers Union Oil Company and was town chairman for the P.M.A. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and had been a prominent Holstein breeder in the town of Hoard until his retirement five years ago.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Ralph at home and Arthur, a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin; three grand children; two sisters, Mrs. John Jarrange of Foster, Ore., and Mrs. Anna Peterson of Curtiss; three brothers, Anton of Bend, Ore., Alfred of Oakland, Calif., and Lawrence of Chicago. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
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