December 16, 1916-April 9, 2019
Elva Peterson, 102, of Schuyler, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, with the Rev. Bill Mattfeld officiating. Visitation will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday. Committal will be in the Schuyler Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the Colfax County Senior Center.
Elva was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Pierce, to George and Frieda (Sporleder) Malzahn. She grew up and graduated from Schuyler High School in 1935. In 1938, she married Ray Peterson in Central City. They owned several restaurants and skating rinks in Nebraska. They lived in California for a while, returning to Grand Island in 1962, where Elva worked at JC Penny and Crowleys. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Grand Island until moving to Schuyler, where she joined Trinity Lutheran Church. It was Elva's wishes memorials be made to the Colfax Senior Center where she received home delivered meals for many years. She did not frequent the center because she said it was for "old people" to enjoy.
Elva is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray (May 7, 1980); four sisters: Bernice Misek, Gladys White, Helen Lammers and Darlene Workman; as well as two brothers: Troy Malzahn and Lee Malzahn.