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Peterson — 90 years old

April 22, 2012
Messenger News
GOWRIE — Elvera Peterson, of Gowrie, will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 1.
Cards may be sent to her at the Gowrie Care Center, 1808 Main St, Gowrie, IA 50543.
Her family includes Linda and Dennis Carlson, of Milford; Rod and Barb Peterson, of Gowrie; and Delmar Peterson, of Knierim. She has 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband Harold and son Leon are deceased.
Elvera Abens was born May 1, 1922, in Gilmore City, and graduated from Ware High School in 1940. She married Harold Peterson on Jan. 27, 1946, and they farmed in the Knierim area for many years. The couple wintered in Florida, where she moved after her husband’s death. She later moved to Farnhamville, entering the Gowrie Care Center in 2010.


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