ESTHER L. (Linder) PETERSON
Mrs. Esther Peterson, Former Correspondent, Dies
Tampico: - Mrs. Esther L. Peterson, 72, died
Sunday afternoon in her home in Tampico after an extended illness. Mrs.
Peterson was a former correspondent for The Daily Gazette, Sterling.
Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel after 3
p.m. Tuesday. Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the
Schmitt Chapel with Reader Mrs. Russell Meldorf from the First Church of
Christ, Scientist, Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico
Mrs. Peterson was born in Princeton May 16,
1896, the daughter of Otto and Hannah Linder. She received her education in
the Princeton schools and was married Nov. 9, 1919 to William Peterson at
Kewanee. Mrs. Peterson had resided in Tampico 27 years. She was a member of
the Christian Science Society and past member of the American Legion
Surviving are her mother Mrs. Hannah Seastrum of
Tampico and one son and one daughter, Linder W. Peterson, Glencoe, and Mrs.
R. Gary (Lois) Nicholson, West Chicago. She also leaves seven grandchildren,
two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ruth Melville, Sterling; Mrs. Frank
Gerber, Tampico, and Forrest Linder, Prophetstown.
Preceding Mrs. Peterson in death were her
father, her husband in 1963, two brothers and one sister, Edwin and Harry
Linder and Mrs. Julia Bachman.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, April 19, 1971, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)