July 9, 1911-Jan. 13, 2005
Ella Peterson, 93, died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2005) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin.
She was born July 9, 1911, to Oliver and Esther (Lundquist) Johnson in Lund, a community of Decatur County. She was raised on a farm in Lund and attended Swede Home School.
On Feb. 18, 1931, she married Adolph Frederick "Fred" Peterson in Colby, Kan. She was a homemaker and later worked at Campbell's Clothing Store, Zimmerman and Ray Jewelry Stores.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Peterson on Jan. 26, 1973; parents; two brothers, Clarence and Delbert Johnson; and one sister, Rosella Johnson.
Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Jean and husband, Duane Berry of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister-in-law, Edla Olson of Oberlin; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are Monday, 2 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Oberlin with the Rev. Charlotte Strecker-Baseler officiating. Interment will be Oberlin Cemetery in Oberlin.
Visitation is Sunday, 1-9 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin and Monday, 10 a.m., until service time at the church.
Memorials may be given to the church or Decatur County Good Samaritan Center.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.