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Evelyn Martha Nickelson Peterson
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1919
Washington County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 2013
Chisago City
Chisago County
Minnesota, USA

Evelyn M. Peterson

Birth date: February 12, 1919
Death date: September 12, 2013

Evelyn Martha Peterson, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 with her family at her side, at Parmly Residence in Chisago City, Minnesota.

Evelyn was born February 12, 1919 in Scandia, Minnesota, the youngest child of Oscar and Hilda Nickelson. She was raised on a farm on Highway 97 and was baptized and confirmed at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia. Evelyn attended Big Lake Country School, south of Scandia and went on and attended Forest Lake High School, where she graduated in 1937. She met and later married Carleton J. Peterson, another Scandia Swede, on July 26, 1941. To this union 6 children were born.

The Peterson family lived in Almelund for 50 years, where Evelyn was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She also served several years on Family Pathways Board of Directors. Evelyn was an outstanding cook and worked in the kitchen both at North Branch School District and Chisago lakes Hospital and also was the head cook at the Chisago County 4-H building in Rush City for a number of years. She was well known for her delicious rye bread and sold many many loaves over the years. Evelyn started her own catering business and provided delicious food and a beautifully decorated serving table for many weddings and other local gathers.

She was an avid bird watcher, reader, and an accomplished seamstress. Evelyn and her sister and sister-in-laws assembled and tied many quilts for their families. She and Carleton did a great deal of traveling throughout the U.S. and Sweden; but especially enjoyed the North Shore.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Carleton, her son-in-law Truman Olson, her 3 brothers Victor, Clifton, and Irving, and her sister Ruth.

She leaves to mourn, her daughters Elizabeth Olson of St. Paul, Mary (Del) Johnson of North Branch, Norm (Linda) Peterson of Almelund, Curt (Diane) Peterson of Forest Lake, Mark (Candy) Peterson of White Bear Lake, & Steve (Laurie) Peterson of Lindstrom; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; & 3 great great grandchildren.

The family would like to express our heartfelt thank-you to the wonderful caring staff of both Ecumen Parmly LifePointes and St. Croix Hospice. We appreciate all that you did to help our mother through this final journey she traveled. It helped us to know you were there for her and you made the way easier for her through this most difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ecumen Parmly LifePointes, or St. Croix Hospice.

Visitation 5-7 pm. Sunday at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch & one hour prior to service at church.

Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund.

Interment at Almelund Cemetery.
As printed on Grandstrand Funeral Home website

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  Carleton James Peterson (1915 - 2004)
Almelund Cemetery
Chisago County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: S. Rupp
Record added: Sep 13, 2013
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Evelyn Martha <i>Nickelson</i> Peterson
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For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.1 Thessalonians 4:16
- S. Rupp
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

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