Ardith L. Peterson, 81 of Albion, NE passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Albion, NE with Rev. Janet Burgel officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion, NE. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE.
Ardith Lorraine Peterson, daughter of Raymond and Myrtle (Lingel) Young, was born October 14, 1935 on the family farm near Akron, NE. She was baptized and confirmed into the Methodist faith, attended elementary school at Boone County Districts 24 and 89, and graduated from Albion High School in 1953 with Normal Training. She taught school at Boone County District 40 for the next two years.
On September 6, 1953, Ardith married Clinton Franklin Peterson at the United Methodist Church in Loretto, Nebraska. They made their home on a farm west of Loretto for most of their married life, and raised their four children: Linda, Deb, Peggy and John. Ardith was a loving mother, housewife and a hardworking farm wife. In 2002, they built a new home a few miles from the church in Akron, and Ardith continued living there after Clinton died in 2011.
Ardith was a member of the Loretto United Methodist Church and the Akron Jolly Neighbor Club. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Clinton enjoyed traveling and spending countless hours camping and fishing. She enjoyed gardening and had a “green thumb” when it came to any plant. She did a lot of embroidery, working very hard making blankets for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her four children: Linda (Wes) Green of Springfield, NE; Deb (Roy) Schilousky, Peggy Nelson and John Peterson, all of Albion; 10 grandchildren: Megan (Christian) Thom, Mackenzie and Nicholas Green, all of Omaha, NE, Alicia (Michael) Kuester of Norfolk, NE, Christopher (Lynzee) Nelson, Taylor Nelson (Shayla Ranslem), all of Albion, NE, Levi (Sammi) Meysenburg of Spalding, NE, Andy (Jodi) Peterson of Scottsbluff, NE, Jacki Peterson (Isaiah Bauld) of Spalding, NE, Lacey Jo Peterson of Cedar Rapids, NE; 11 great-grandchildren: Spencer and Olivia Thom, Amelia and Hudson Kuester, Harper and Ellie Nelson, Emilyn Nelson, Riata Peterson, Jackson, Becca and Johnathan Bauld, along with three great-grandchildren on the way; one brother Larry (Kathy) Young of Albion, NE; one sister Bev (Wayne) Buller of Albion, NE; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Ardith was preceded in death by her husband Clinton, her parents Ray and Myrtle Young and daughter-in-law Becky Peterson.