PETERSEN, Elsie Irene
From The Schleswig Leader, April 13, 2000
Elsie Irene Carstensen was born October 26, 1915, the daughter of Peter W. and Hulda Brockman Petersen. She died at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday, March 23, 2000 at the age of eighty-four. Elsie was born in Hanover Township, Schleswig, Iowa. She was baptized in Christ on February 8, 1916 at her parent's home by Rev. Runge and later confirmed in 1928 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig by Pastor Firnhaber. On December 19, 1935, Elsie was united in marriage to Freddie Schroeder. The couple were blessed with the birth of two children, Elaine and Wayne. Freddie died on March 12, 1944. Elsie was united in marriage to Friedrich Carstensen on February 25, 1949 in Schleswig, Iowa by Rev. Friedrich Wiese. This union was blessed with the birth of two children, Jens and Janice. Elsie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed socializing with friends with a cup of coffee, playing cards and visiting on the telephone. She also enjoyed baking and painting pillow cases and towels. Elsie was a devoted friend who as her friends knew 'she worried about everyone'. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Freddie, her husband, Friedrich, one daughter, Elaine; two brothers, C. Henry and Bernhard Petersen. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Schroeder and his wife, Carolyn of Ida Grove; Jens Carstensen of Sioux City; one daughter, Janice Nemitz and her husband, David of Denison; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Emil Petersen and his wife, Lillie of Schleswig and Jurgen Petersen of Denison; one sister-in-law, Inge Carstensen of Ida Grove; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2000 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Sharon Thompson provided the organ accompaniment for soloist Henry Henningsen as he sang, 'Rock of Ages' and for congregational hymns, 'What a Friend We Have In Jesus' and 'Lift High the Cross'. Those serving as pallbearers were Daniel Schroeder, Dean Schroeder, Gaylord Boeck, Timothy Stoppel, Darryl Petersen and Alan Nemitz. The family invited everyone in attendance to return to the church and join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.
PETERSEN, Elsie Margaretha
July 13, 1967 Ida County Pioneer Record (Ida Grove, Iowa)
Funeral services for Mrs. Herman H. Schiernbeck were held at the Christensen Funeral Home in Ida Grove Monday afternoon with the Rev. Howard Duklow officiating.
Mrs. Elsie Margaret (Petersen) Schiernbeck was born November 25, 1888 in Hayes Township, Ida County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John H. and Dora Petersen. She reached the age of 78 years, 7 months, and 5 days. When a small child she moved with her parents to Jackson County, Iowa. She received her education there and returned to Ida County.
On March 11, 1908 she was united in marriage to Herman H. Schiernbeck. To this union were born four daughters and one son. Dorothy (Mrs. Ferdinand Fick) of Ida Grove, Detlef J. at home, Marie (Mrs. Leslie Schiernbeck) of Omaha, Hilda (Mrs. Ray Swink) of Danbury, and Elsie L. (Mrs. Dietrich Engelking) of Battle Creek.
Mr and Mrs Schiernbeck lived in Ida county except for two years when they lived in Ricketts in Crawford County. In 1954 they sold their farm and moved to their present home in Ida Grove. Her hobbies were her garden and flowers. On March 11, 1958 Mr. and Mrs. Schiernbeck celebrated their 50th anniversary. Mr. Schiernbeck passed away October 13, 1962. Mrs. Schiernbeck cared for her husband faithfully during his illness.
On July 30, 1966 Mrs. Schiernbeck broke her hip. Since then she was in the hospital and passed away June 30 at Morningside Nursing home. Besides her children Mrs. Schiernbeck also leaves 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, two sisters: Mrs. Clara Mohr of Bellvue, Iowa and Mrs. Esther Huebner of Sabula, Iowa, one brother George Petersen of Green Island, Nebraska, and one aunt, Mrs. Bena Gruhn of Sabula. Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, three brothers, and one grandchild.
PETERSEN, Emil August
The Schleswig Leader, November 29, 2001
Emil August Petersen was born December 11, 1912, the son of Peter W. and Hulda Brockman Petersen. He died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at the age of eighty-eight. Emil was born on a farm in Hanover Township, Denison, Iowa. He was baptized in Christ on February 9, 1913 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hanover Township by Rev. Runge and confirmed in 1928 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. He received his education in a rural school in Hanover Township and after receiving his education, Emil joined the Peter W. Petersen and Sons' farming operation, known as the Sunny Slope Stock Farm. On March 12, 1939, Emil was united in marriage to Lillie Bohlmann at the Lutheran Parsonage in Hanover Township. The couple remained on the farm until moving to Eventide earlier this year. Emil was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed playing cards, checkers and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Emil also enjoyed math, following the markets and watching the farmers in the field. Earlier this year, Emil entered the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, where he enjoyed socializing and watching the squirrels. Emil was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Sandy Ramer; three brothers, Jurgen, C. Henry and Bernhard; one sister, Elsie Carstensen and her husband, Fritz. Survivors include his wife, Lillie of Schleswig; two daughters, Norma Hanrahan and her husband, Donald of Omaha and Joyce Petersen and her husband, Darryl of Schleswig; four grandchildren, Stacy Kelly and her husband, Bruce of Leadville, Colorado, Jay Petersen and his wife, Tricia of Kingsville, Missouri, Chad Petersen and his wife, Danae of Schleswig, Patrick Hanrahan of Chicago, Illinois; two step-granddaughters, Laurie Rubek and her husband, Mike of Omaha and Cindy Hanrahan-Lewis of Vail, Colorado; one great-grandson, Conlon Petersen; one step-great-grandson, Cam Lewis; one sister-in-law, Leila Zage of Schleswig; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2001 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and graveside rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, "How Great Thou Art", "I'm But A Stranger Here" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". Those serving as pallbearers were Jens Carstensen, Patrick Hanrahan, Don Bohlmann, Chad Petersen, Jay Petersen and Dave Nemitz. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.
PETERSEN, Jurgen Heinrich
From The Schleswig Leader, June 8, 2000
Jurgen Heinrich Petersen was born November 23, 1902, the son of Peter W. and Hulda Brockman Petersen. He died at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at the age of ninety-seven. Jurgen was born in Hanover Township, Crawford County and was baptized in Christ on January 25, 1903 in Hanover Township by Pastor Runge. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 24, 1918 by Pastor Firnhaber in Schleswig, Iowa. After receiving his education, he joined his parents and brothers, starting the Peter W. Petersen and Sons' farming operation, known as the Sunny Slope Stock Farm. He enjoyed farming until his retirement in March 1968, when he moved with his mother and brother Henry to Schleswig. Jurgen was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. He was a loving brother and uncle. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and spending time with his family. Jurgen entered the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison on November 13, 1986, where he enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, and looking out of his window at the squirrels, and watching the trains. Jurgen was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, C. Henry, March 25, 1997 and Bernhard, February 28, 1956; one sister, Elsie Carstensen, March 23, 2000; one brother-in-law, Friedrich Carstensen, December 20, 1998; one niece, Elaine Schroeder, March 5, 1942; and one great-niece, Sandra Ramer, April 16, 1991. Survivors include one brother, Emil Petersen and his wife, Lillie of Schleswig; one sister-in-law, Leila Zage of Schleswig, Iowa; nieces, nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; four great-great-nieces; three great-great-nephews; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, 'How Great Thou Art', 'I'm But A Stranger Here' and 'I Know That My Redeemer Lives'. Those serving as pallbearers were Daniel Schroeder, Wayne Schroeder, Patrick Hanrahan, Jens Carstensen, Darryl Petersen, Dean Schroeder, Chad Petersen, Ralph Neumann, Don Hanrahan, Jay Petersen, Alan Nemitz, Tim Stoppel, Dave Nemitz and Bruce Kelly. Arrangements were made by the Huebner Funeral Home of Schleswig. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid.
PETERSEN, Jurgen Peter
From a 1916 Denison Bulletin, Denison, Iowa
MANY DEATHS PAST WEEK
TWO HEART FAILURES, PETERSEN AND OXWANG; TWO DIE IN OMAHA, BURIED HERE.
Mary Heston-Anall Funeral Yesterday Afternoon - Many Homes Mourn Losses.
Mr. Jurgen Petersen, who recently moved to town from the farm near Denison, dropped dead Monday morning about seven o'clock at his home on east Tremont street, the cause being heart failure. Mr. Petersen was one of the pioneer successful farmers of Crawford County, and had many friends who regret his death. He was sixty-two years, ten months and twenty-eight days old. Jurgen Peter Petersen was born June 10, 1853, in Starrum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He came to America in 1870, settling first in Clinton county. Seven years later he moved to Crawford County and has farmed in this county ever since. The past eight years his home has been in Hanover township, and he moved to Denison early this spring to enjoy life of retirement from active work, which was so suddenly cut off. Mr. Petersen was married July 18, 1877, to Miss Adeline Lorenzen. To this union were born eleven children, four of whom are dead. The children who are left with the stricken wife to mourn the sad loss are Asmus, Peter, Chris, August, Emil, Amelia and Marie. The girls are still at home, and the boys are all farming in Hanover and Goodrich townships. Two brothers and two sisters also mourn him, Asmus, in Minnesota, and Carl, who is in the US Navy, Mrs. Alma Olsen of Wall Lake and Mrs. Marie Brenner, in Russia. Other relatives and countless friends also feel keenly the loss of Mr. Petersen. The funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, at 12:30 at the home and at 1:00 o'clock at the Lutheran church, and interment will be made in Hanover township cemetery. The Bulletin joins in sympathy to the bereaved ones.
PETERSEN, Leonard Lorenz
The Charter Oak - Ute (Iowa) Newspaper, August 1, 2002
Leonard Lorenz Petersen was born May 22, 1927, the son of August L. and Mahala D. Johannsen Petersen. He died at his home in Ute, Iowa, Friday, June 28, 2002 at the age of seventy-five.
Leonard was born on the family farm in Hanover Township. He received his education in the Hanover Township Cemetery Country School; after his schooling he worked on the family farm. He entered the United States Army on November 16, 1945 at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota and served his country in Germany. He was discharged on March 12, 1947 at which time he returned to Crawford County, Iowa. In 1949 Leonard went to work for Tenhulzen's Hatchery in Denison. He was united in marriage to Arlis Wegner of Denison on April 24, 1950 at the Zion Lutheran Parsonage, by Rev. C. W. Schmidt. In 1952 he returned to work for his father on the family farm. They later farmed in the Charter Oak and Ricketts area until 1995 at which time they moved into Ute, Iowa.
Leonard was a very loving and caring husband and father, who taught his children to be respectful and considerate. He loved to read western books by Louis L'Amoure; loved Major League Baseball with the Braves being his favorite team. He had a great love for farming and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was baptized June 24, 1927 and later confirmed on March 29, 1942 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Leonard was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, the American Legion Post No. 66 of Charter Oak.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lance; one sister, Marie Marten; one brother John; three brothers-in-law, Marvin Petersen, Wilbur Harm and Don Bilsten. He is lovingly survived by his wife, Arlis of 52 years; four daughters, Lori Christman and her husband, Byron of Ute, Lorene Reimer and her husband, Dennis of Schleswig, Leanne Neu and her husband, Darrell of Pueblo, Colorado, Leesa Kuhlmann and her husband, Joel of Ute; two sons, Lynn Petersen and his wife, Kerri of Spokane, Washington and Layne Petersen of Sioux City; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Edmund Petersen and his wife, Marion of Denison and Earl Petersen and his wife, Barbara of Vergus, Minnesota; four sisters, Margaret Peterson of Denison, Anna Harm of Denison, Bernice Segebart and her husband, Carl of Vail and Betty Bilsten of Denison; two brothers-in-law, Ralph Marten and his wife, Marge of Denison and Bill Wegner and his wife, Jan of Norwalk, California; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2002, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, Iowa. Rev. Ed Brandt officiated the service and graveside rites held at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison, Iowa. Organist, Lynette Thies provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, "The Lord's My Shepherd", "Lift High The Cross", "My Faith Looks Trustingly" and "Beautiful Savior". Pallbearers were Lowell Petersen, Ryan Segebart, Mike Petersen, Dennis Marten, Lyle Petersen, John Bilsten, Tim Petersen and Roger Harm. Military honors were Homer Hall Post No. 66 from Charter Oak. A scripture service was held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
PETERSEN, Lorna Mae
The Schleswig Leader, June 26, 2003
Lorna M. Aldag, age 56, of Huntley, Nebraska, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, from injuries sustained in a car accident three miles north of Huntley, Nebraska, while enroute to work in Kearney, Nebraska. Services were held 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska with Pastor Russell Sommerfeld officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mrs. Robin Boell was the organist and congregational hymns were "How Great Thou Art", "Nearer, My God, To Me" and "What A Friend".
Mrs. Lorna Mae Aldag was born the only child to Lorenz August Petersen and Elnora Fredericka (Knudsen) Petersen on October 13, 1946 at Battle Creek, Iowa. Lorna was baptized on November 3, 1946 in the rural Grant Lutheran Church near Schleswig, Iowa and later confirmed on March 26, 1961 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Schleswig. She attended schools at Schleswig, where she graduated from high school with the class of 1964. After high school, Lorna attended the National Business College at Sioux City, Iowa. She had completed numerous classes with the American Banking Association.
On December 5, 1965, Miss Lorna Mae Petersen was united in marriage to James Henry Aldag at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. To this union two sons Travis James and Troy Alan were born. The Aldags resided on the family farms near Ida Grove, in Ida County, Iowa where "Jim" farmed and Lorna worked as a secretary in the shipping department of Gomaco Paving Machinery Company. They moved into Schleswig in 1990. They moved to Kearney, Nebraska in April of 1994 and Lorna became employed at Builders Warehouse and as secretary and bookkeeper of the family business, Countryside Construction. In 1999, Lorna became employed at the Kearney State Bank, where she was presently the head teller. The Aldags had moved to the VanDyke farmstead northwest of Huntley in December of 2001.
Lorna was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney.
Her hobbies were gardening, raising puppies and horses. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Lorna had recently had surgery and been treated for cancer and was on the road to recovery.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1990; her mother-in-law, Leona Aldag; and a brother-in-law John or "Jack" Winsor.
Lorna leaves to mourn her passing, her loving and devoted husband "Jim" of their rural home north of Alma; her two sons, Travis of Ida Grove, Iowa and Troy and wife, Michele of Vernon, Connecticut; four grandchildren, Austin and Melissa Aldag at home with their father in Ida Grove, Iowa and Casey and Cailyn Aldag at home with their parents in Vernon, Connecticut; her mother, Mrs. Elnora (Knudsen) Petersen of Schleswig, Iowa; her father-in-law, Theodore or "Theo" Aldag of Schleswig, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Janice Winsor of Kearney, Nebraska and JoAnn Clausen and husband, Larry of Schleswig, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.
Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren, Austin Aldag, Casey Aldag, Melissa Aldag and Cailyn Aldag. Pallbearers were Frank Dineen, Doug Meyers, Brian Eberle, Chad Petersen, Kim Johnson and Lyle Raasch.
A memorial fund has been established to the American Cancer Society, Omaha, Nebraska.
PETERSEN, Margaret Johanna
The Schleswig Leader, Nov. 14, 2002
Margaret Johann Petersen was born October 30, 1916, the daughter of August and Mahala Johannsen Petersen. She died Friday, October 25, 2002, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-five.
Margaret was baptized November 26, 1916 and confirmed March 29, 1931 by Wm. Frese at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. Margaret received her education in a rural school near her home in Hanover Township, Denison, Iowa. After her education, she worked as an assistant in various homes. On January 2, 1935, Margaret was united in marriage to Marvine Petersen. The couple were blessed with the birth of four children and enjoyed sixty-five years of love and friendship together. They farmed near Schleswig for fifty-four years until moving to Denison in September of 1997.
Margaret was well known for her generous spirit. She loved her family and caring neighbors. She often shared her delicious cream puffs and tasty buns. She also enjoyed fishing, embroidery work, and watching sports. Margaret and Marvine took great pride in their family and spent many hours attending their children's, grandchildren's, and great-grandchildren's school events.
Margaret was very active in her church for many years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa where she was a member of Ladies Aid, taught Sunday School, and was in charge of the Cradle Roll for more than twenty-five years. She served her community as Red Cross Chairman for the blood bank for many years.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Marvine; her parents, August and Mahala; one sister, Marie Marten; two brothers, John and Leonard; one daughter, Doris Ann; and one son-in-law, Walter Ziesman. Survivors include her three sisters, Anna Harm, and Betty Bilsten, both of Denison; and Bernice Segebart and her husband, Carl of Vail, Iowa; two brothers, Edmund Petersen and his wife, Marion of Denison; and Earl Petersen and his wife, Barbara of Vergus, Minnesota; two daughters, Marlene Ziesman of Eldora, Iowa; and Connie Petersen of St. Paul, Minnesota; one son, Mike Petersen and Joan of Denison; eight grandchildren, Paulette McGreer and her husband Bret of Illinois City, Illinois; Clarette Ziesman of Irving, Texas; Wade Ziesman and his wife, Miriam of Fort Worth, Texas; Myra York and her husband, Bob of Little Rock, Arkansas; Brad Ziesman and his wife, Melissa of Baxter, Iowa; Elaine Manship and her husband, Jake of Eldora, Iowa; Jerod Petersen and his wife, Kim of Schleswig; Keri Winsick and her husband, Glenn of Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Tricia Littleton of Harlan; seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Ralph Marten of Denison; two sisters-in-law, Esther Grill of Denison; and Arlis Petersen of Ute, Iowa; many Godchildren, nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
Funeral services were held 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 28, 2002, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Organist Marlene High provided the accompaniment for the trio of Wade & Miriam Ziesman and Myra York while they sang "Great is Thy Faithfulness". The congregational hymn selections were "How Great Thou Art", "I'm But A Stranger Here" and "Abide With Me". Those serving as pallbearers were: Larry Petersen, Dennis Marten, Tim Petersen, Jim Segebart, Layne Petersen, Joe Petersen, John Bilsten, Roger Harm and Dan Grill. The family invited everyone in attendance to join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.