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Velva Louise Peterson
Velva Louise Peterson April 27, 1925-October 25, 2020 MASON CITY – Velva Louise Peterson, 95, of Mason City passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 30, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia Ave., Mason City with Rev. Carol Kress officiating. Interment will be at Elmwood – St. Joseph Cemetery. Due to the pandemic, masks would be appreciated, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Major Erickson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Should you wish to honor Velva, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or MercyOne North Iowa Hospice. Velva was born on April 27, 1925 in Webster City, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Ester (Butler) Silver. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, James and Nora Silver. Velva was the devoted wife of Cortland Peterson for 71 years, beloved mother of Becky and Brent, and cherished grandmother to two grandsons and four great granddaughters. After graduating from Webster City High School in the Class of 1943, she enrolled at Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) and completed her degree in Elementary Education. Velva taught public school in Pocahontas, Iowa, before moving back to Webster City to accept a fifth-grade teaching position. It was in Pocahontas, where she met Cortland Peterson when he was home on leave from the Navy. They were married on June 15, 1949, and located to Rock Island, Illinois where Cort completed his degree at Augustana College and Velva continued her teaching career in Davenport, Iowa. Velva treasured her friendships in P.E.O. Chapter K.W., her bridge clubs and her church circle. Her favorite pastimes were needlepointing, wintering in Florida and watching her two grandsons play high school and college football. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Cort; daughter, Becky Murray; son, Brent (Donna) Peterson; her grandchildren, Chad (Alisha) Murray and Jon (Erin) Murray; and her great granddaughters, Tori, Tia, Carrigan, and Delaney She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Ester Silver; brother, Richard Silver; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Silver; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Butler; and son-in-law, Chris Murray. Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
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Velva Louise Peterson
Velva Louise Peterson April 27, 1925-October 25, 2020 MASON CITY – Velva Louise Peterson, 95, of Mason City passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 30, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia Ave., Mason City with Rev. Carol Kress officiating. Interment will be at Elmwood – St. Joseph Cemetery. Due to the pandemic, masks would be appreciated, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Major Erickson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Should you wish to honor Velva, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or MercyOne North Iowa Hospice. Velva was born on April 27, 1925 in Webster City, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Ester (Butler) Silver. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, James and Nora Silver. Velva was the devoted wife of Cortland Peterson for 71 years, beloved mother of Becky and Brent, and cherished grandmother to two grandsons and four great granddaughters. After graduating from Webster City High School in the Class of 1943, she enrolled at Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) and completed her degree in Elementary Education. Velva taught public school in Pocahontas, Iowa, before moving back to Webster City to accept a fifth-grade teaching position. It was in Pocahontas, where she met Cortland Peterson when he was home on leave from the Navy. They were married on June 15, 1949, and located to Rock Island, Illinois where Cort completed his degree at Augustana College and Velva continued her teaching career in Davenport, Iowa. Velva treasured her friendships in P.E.O. Chapter K.W., her bridge clubs and her church circle. Her favorite pastimes were needlepointing, wintering in Florida and watching her two grandsons play high school and college football. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Cort; daughter, Becky Murray; son, Brent (Donna) Peterson; her grandchildren, Chad (Alisha) Murray and Jon (Erin) Murray; and her great granddaughters, Tori, Tia, Carrigan, and Delaney She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Ester Silver; brother, Richard Silver; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Silver; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Butler; and son-in-law, Chris Murray. Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. New trees will be planted in the Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota, and planting will take place at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall) by a team of certified arborists.

Product Details:

  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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