Myrtle Peterson, 100, New Richland
Myrtle Peterson passed away on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at the New Richland Care Center, at the age of 100.
A public visitation was held for Myrtle on Aug. 20, 2020 at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel in Ellendale. A graveside service was held at 7 p.m. at Geneva Cemetery with Rev. Lisa Vick officiating. Masks were required and social distancing guidelines were enforced.
Myrtle L. (Anderson) was born on Jan. 27, 1920 on the farm in rural Bixby, to parents Christofer and Lena (Jacobson) Anderson. She attended country school near Aurora Township. On April 19, 1944, Myrtle was united in marriage to Richard W. Peterson in Geneva. Together, Richard and Myrtle worked on the family dairy farm, all while raising three children. The couple had many wonderful years together until Richard’s death in 2009.
Myrtle was an active member at the Methodist Church in Geneva and later Ellendale. She was the Superintendent of Sunday School, and taught Sunday School for many years in Geneva. Her faith was very important to Myrtle. Myrtle enjoyed many things in life. She was a very talented seamstress, and would create numerous jean quilts for her grandchildren and later to donate to the Geneva Cancer Auction; being a two-time cancer survivor herself, this was very near and dear to her heart. Myrtle had a large vegetable garden that helped feed her family. She enjoyed going for family visits, and later in life, cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by both parents, Christofer and Lena Anderson; husband, Richard W. Peterson; grandson, Jeffrey J. Karl; great-grandson, Brayden M. Hullopeter; brothers, Frank, Freddie, and Raymond; and sisters, Bertha, Annie, and Ella.
Those left to carry on her legacy include her children, Gloria Karl (John), Gary Peterson (Sonya), and Wendy Shultz (Marty); grandchildren, Tim Karl (Lisa), Tony Karl (Melissa), Ruth Ahnen (Joe), Brent Peterson (Terri), Chris Peterson (Mandra), Katie Krauz (Victor), Brian Peterson, Heather Hullopeter (Brady), Jessica Shultz (Darren) and Nicholas Shultz; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended relatives.
Blessed be her memory!