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Lydia Alma Petersen Eley

Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Death 23 Feb 2011 (aged 93)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sec-22 Lot-243 Sp-5
Memorial ID 82208580 · View Source
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Lydia Alma (Petersen) Eley, age 93 of Lincoln died February 23, 2011. She was born in Exeter, Nebraska on June 1, 1917 to Martin and Emma (Johnsen) Petersen. Lydia was united in marriage to Floyd Eley in 1946. They had no children. Lydia along side of her husband Floyd loved to hunt and fish, and was quite a dead shot with a gun. Together they would plant enormous gardens and would share most of the produce with neighbors, friends and family. Lydia worked at Russell Stover Candy Co. in Lincoln as a shift manager. She retired after thirty one years to take care of her husband Floyd when he became ill. Lydia was a beloved aunt and great aunt to 10 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Some of the nieces remarked how they were fascinated by her ability to identify the filling inside a piece of Stover candy by the swirl on the top. Lydia's hobbies were working in her garden, her first love, crocheting, embroidery and quilting to name a few.

Lydia was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Emma Petersen. One brother, Alvin Petersen, a sister-in-law, Gladys Petersen, Three brothers-in-law, Ed Eley, Gudmund (Pete) Petersen and Fred Delhay. Lydia is survived by her sister Lorraine Delhay, sister-in-law, Doris Eley Angell, several nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews, and special friend Joy Harr.

Services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 10:00 A.M.

Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Kidney Foundation

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  • Created by: Linda O.
  • Added: 20 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82208580
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lydia Alma Petersen Eley (1 Jun 1917–23 Feb 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82208580, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Linda O. (contributor 47143751) .