|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1918|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1945|
Stanley C. Petersen Rites at Boelus
Sgt. Stanley C. Petersen, son of Chris and Anna Petersen, was born July 30 1918, at Boelus, Nebraska and spent his boyhood there. He was baptized at the Dry Creek Lutheran church.
Enlisting in February, 1941, he was called to the service on June 2, 1941. He received his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. joining the Engineers at Fort Lewis Wash. in September that year. In June, 1942, he was sent to Northern Canada with the 89th and 90th Engineers who helped construct the pipe line there.
He returned to the States on a 30 day furlough in March 1943, at which time he was united in marriage to Lorraine Sebold of Kimball, Nebraska.
Sgt. Petersen reported back to Canada after his furlough and was then sent to Fort Dupont, Delaware in October, 1943, and was here until February, 1944. He was then stationed at Camp Howze, Tex. and Camp Polk, La. until January 1945 when he was sent overseas. He landed in England and soon went to France. Czechoslovakia and then to Germany, where he participated in the crossing of the Rhine.
On June 4 1945, he made the supreme sacrifice at Welzheim, Germany. Sgt. Petersen attained the age of 26 years, 10 months and 4 days.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Petersen of Boelus, two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Quest of Boelus, Miriam at home; five brothers, Herman of Dannebrog, Richard N. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Gilbert of Boelus, John R. of Hawthorne, Calif. and Clarence of Lebanon, Ore. A grandmother, Mrs. Niels Christensen also survives. One sister preceded him in death.
Services were held in his memory at the Boelus Methodist church Wednesday, August 3, 1949 under the direction of Jacobsen & Son. Mr. Eugene Wekander officiated. Military rites were conducted at the Loup Fork Cemetery. Casket-bearers were Kenneth Nelson, Niels Mortensen, Earl Lemburg, Ralph Frandsen, Ervin Hansen and Lee Reimers.
NOTE: The last name in the obit, Lee Reimers, is chopped off and could be Leo or Les Reimers.
Christian Petersen (1880 - 1960)
Anna Loretta Christensen Petersen (1888 - 1959)
Herman Christian Petersen (1908 - 1971)*
Evelyn Anna Petersen Quest (1910 - 2001)*
Richard Nels Petersen (1912 - 1958)*
Gilbert Norman Petersen (1915 - 1996)*
Stanley Carl Petersen (1918 - 1945)
John Raymond Petersen (1923 - 2011)*
Lamae Christine Petersen (1927 - 1928)*
Miriam Elaine Petersen Schade (1935 - 2009)*
Loup Fork Cemetery
Maintained by: Karen
Originally Created by: LF
Record added: Aug 07, 2009
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