Elaine Peterson died on April 6, 2022, at the age of 100, just 4 weeks shy of her 101st birthday. She often reflected on how much the world had changed in her five score years.
Elaine loved her family and was grateful for the many good friends who enriched her life. She was a teacher for 40 years and a volunteer in several organizations for many more. She loved music, art, and literature, and she traveled extensively world-wide. She was a woman of deep faith.
As an educator, Elaine believed in life-long learning. In her later years that learning focused on deepening her faith; she spent hours writing to leaders and legislators on behalf of justice, peace, and healing of this country’s ills. She died giving thanks to God for a life full of grace and praying for a world full of peace.
Elaine is survived by daughters Gail Sowell (Edgar, Wi) and Rj Streeter (Chico, CA); grandson Paul (Deb) Sowell and great-grandsons Nathaniel and Logan (Van Nuys, CA). She will be remembered and missed by many whose lives she touched.
Memorial service will be at St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA) on Hwy N in Edgar (Town of Wien), on Saturday, May 21st, 11:00, Pastor Rebecca Voss presiding. If you wish to make a gift in her memory, her favorite charity was Doctors without Borders. Peterson-Kraemer has assisted the family.