NameNels PETERSON
Birth26 May 1899, Spring Lake Tn, Pierce, WI
Death3 Apr 1975, River Falls, St.Croix, WI
Burial5 Apr 1975, Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Wash., MN
OccupationCarpenter
EducationGrade School, Spring Lake Tn, WI
ReligionLutheran
FatherPeder Scroder PETERSON (1868-1950)
MotherJohanna Sophia NIELSON (1875-1942)
Spouses
Birth25 Mar 1902, Elmwood, Pierce, WI
Death31 Aug 1982, Stillwater, Washington, MN
BurialSep 1982, Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, MN
OccupationInterior Decorator
EducationGrade School, Elmwood, WI
ReligionMethodist; Lutheran
FatherDaniel Monroe JENKINS (1858-1937)
MotherElmina Amelia CRIST (1865-1941)
Marriage15 Jun 1920, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN
ChildrenLeonard Galen (1921-1987)
 Herbert Harland (1923-1983)
 Donna Mae (1928-1994)
Notes for Nels PETERSON
Nels was a caring father, husband and friend to all who knew him. His build was large boned, strong muscled, ruddy complexioned and had a thick head of brown hair, slow to grey even in his mid 70’s. On his father’s farm, he worked the chores until he married. He worked for Dan Jenkins learning the carpenter skills that he excelled in. After Dan died, he organized new feed mills around the various Wisconsin towns; this required 17 moves. During WW2, he found employment in Stillwater (probably through friends in Elmwood who also made the move). After Herb was discharged from the Army, Nels and he went into the carpentry field, including building the house on Center St. Nels and Lou did some motor traveling on their vacations, when he wasn’t doing extensive remodelling on their home. On retiring they lived in the upstairs of Jerry and Donna’s house, then moved to a trailer park north of River Falls, Wi. Nels’s pall bearers were: Kerry Peterson, Bruce Peterson, Dale Peterson, Laverne Bertelson, Wayne Bertelson and Wendell Lundgaard.
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