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Obits > 1971 - Esther L. (Linder) Peterson

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

April 19, 1971 - Monday, pg 2



Mrs. Esther Peterson, Former Correspondent, Dies In Tampico


Tampico: - Mrs. Esther L. Peterson, 72, died Sunday afternoon in her home in Tampico after an extended illness.  Mrs. Peterson was a former correspondent for The Daily Gazette, Sterling.


Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel after 3 p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Schmitt Chapel with Reader Mrs. Russell Meldorf from the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.


Mrs. Peterson was born in Princeton May 16, 1896, the daughter of Otto and Hannah Linder.  She received her education in the Princeton schools and was married Nov. 9, 1919 to William Peterson at Kewanee.  Mrs. Peterson had resided in Tampico 27 years.  She was a member of the Christian Science Society and past member of the American Legion Auxiliary.


Surviving are her mother Mrs. Hannah Seastrum of Tampico and one son and one daughter, Linder W. Peterson, Glencoe, and Mrs. R. Gary (Lois) Nicholson, West Chicago. She also leaves seven grandchildren, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ruth Melville, Sterling; Mrs. Frank Gerber, Tampico, and Forrest Linder, Prophetstown.


Preceding Mrs. Peterson in death were her father, her husband in 1963, two brothers and one sister, Edwin and Harry Linder and Mrs. Julia Bachman.

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