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Celia Edith Peterson


Fri, Jun 13th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Celia Edith Peterson, 90, of Winona, a retired teacher, died June 6, 2003 at Winona Community Hospital.

Born April 26, 1913, in rural Lanesboro, Celia attended a rural Fillmore County school through the eighth grade and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1930. After high school she waited a year and then attended Winona State Teachers College for a year. In 1955 she graduated from Winona State Teachers College with a degree in education. She began a 43-year teaching career in rural schools, later taught in Dodge Center and Albert Lea, and then in Austin for 18 years until her retirement in 1975. She was a lifelong member of Elstad Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Sons of Norway and the National and Minnesota education associations and affiliates. She was a former member of the American Association of University Women.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. Four sisters preceded her in death.

The funeral was held June 10, 2003 at Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, with the Rev. Wade Davick officiating. Burial was in Elstad Cemetery. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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