Mary Frieda Petersen, 93, of Ashkum, passed away Friday (Dec. 21, 2012) at Merkle-Knipprath Catholic Home in Clifton.
Mary was born Oct. 16, 1919,
in Chatsworth, the daughter of Adolph and Ruth Entwistle Zorn. She married
Arnold Rigsby in 1941 in Fairbury, and he preceded her in death in November
2005. She later married Delmer Petersen in April 1976 in Fairbury, and he
Other survivors include three daughters, Carol Haas and Linda
(Ervin) VanWinkle, both of Seymour, Tenn., and Ruth (Jim) Winterland, of
Fairbury; one son, Dale (Cathy) Rigsby, of Fairbury; one stepdaughter, Ruth
(Darryl) Kleinert, of Chebanse; one stepson, Roy (Vicky) Petersen, of Ashkum;
nine grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 28
stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Paul Zorn; and one grandson,
Mrs. Petersen owned and operated the Grand Ballroom in
Chatsworth and was a seamstress for the Fairbury Garment Co. She loved sewing,
antiques, crafting and fishing.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Monday
until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. The Rev. Dan
Shipton will officiate. Burial will be in the Chatsworth City
Memorials may be made to Merkle-Knipprath Catholic
Please sign her online guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.