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Lois J. Peterson '47

Lois June Peterson, 88, passed away at 6:09 pm. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She was born on Jan. 21, 1925, in Goodland, KS. daughter of Emma and Leonard Bartel. She was a teacher's aide at the Flora and Fairfield High Schools and she taught English as a Second Language at Frontier Community College. She attended Antioch College where she studied Food and Nutrition. She enjoyed playing bridge, was an active member of PEO and Wednesday Club. She was also a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Fairfield. She is survived by her husband, John Peterson of Fairfield two sons, Larry (Kathy) Peterson of Taylorville, IL and Alan Peterson and fiance Jan Bryan of Springfield, IL three daughters Jan (Chuck) Briscoe of Cincinnati, OH, Kristen Wilson of Burr Ridge, IL, and Erica Peterson of St. Louis, Mo. one sister and brother-in-law Betty and Jim Menehan of Wichita, KS, and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her brother Jim Bartel and daughter Sonja Miller. A visitation will be held Saturday, November 30, 2013, from 1-3pm with a memorial service following, at Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield. Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Fairfield Public Library Foundation or Lutheran World Relief -