Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Andover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Augustana Church, Andover Historical Society or Jenny Lind Chapel.
Florence was born Sept. 19, 1913, in Woodhull, the daughter of Elmer and Ida Engstrom Johnson. She attended Woodhull and Alpha schools and graduated from Woodhull High School in 1930. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull. She married Ivan Peterson on June 29, 1935, at Augustana Church. He preceded her in death in 2001.
She was a farm wife and homemaker.
Florence was a member of Augustana Church, where she was active with WELCA. She was a founding member of both the Andover Historical Society and the Jenny Lind Chapel Board. She also was a member of the Andover American Legion Auxiliary, Andover School Mother's Club and a Cub Scouts den mother. Her hobby was researching family and Andover history. She was a loyal Illini boys' basketball fan.
Survivors include her sons, David (Debra) Peterson, Andover, and Ronald (Eilene) Peterson, Andover; grandchildren, Mandy Peterson, Andover, David Peterson Jr., Andover, Laura (Brad) Rickey, Geneseo, and Craig (Doris) Peterson, Sycamore, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Allison and Ashley Rickey, and Karl and Eva Peterson. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers and three sisters.
A special thanks to the people who provided her wonderful care, Cara Craft, Nancy Zurcher, Laura Cooper, Betty Blake and Illini Restorative Care.
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