ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Alvera V. Peterson, of Braham, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River. She was 100 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Braham Evangelical Covenant Church, with Rev. Steve Jennisch officiating.
VISITAION will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church (10 – 11 a.m.)
GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND INURNMENT will be at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Mission Covenant Cemetery, Braham.
Alvera Viola Peterson of Braham, passed into the Loving Arms of Jesus on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the age of 100 years and 15 days.
Alvera was born to Axel and Emma Dahlberg on June 21, 1916 in Barron, WI. As a young woman she attended country school in Poskin, Wisconsin and was confirmed at the Poskin Lutheran Church. In September 1929, she left her parents’ home to make her home with her sister Nettie and brother-in-law Genon Dennewith in Braham. After graduating from Braham High School in 1934, she worked at Braham Mercantile for one year before starting her career as secretary at Braham Lumber, where she worked until retiring in 2000 at the age of 84.
Alvera had two years of Bible Institute training at North Park College in Chicago, IL, and did missionary work in northern Wisconsin and Michigan for several years. In May 1952, she married Eldon Peterson and they made their home in Braham. To this union two children were born, Mark and Karen.
Alvera was a member of the Braham Covenant Church and served in many capacities. She was Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Covenant Women President, and many other posts in Covenant Women. She also served as President and Treasurer of the Braham District Covenant Women.
Alvera and Eldon worked side by side at church, contributing their talents where needed. Alvera’s hobby was singing; she sang in the Church Choir, a string band, and many duets at funerals. She loved music and enjoyed singing to honor her Lord and Savior.
She is survived by her children, Mark (Kathy) Peterson of Crown Point, IN, Karen (Phillip) Oredson of Anoka, MN; grandchildren, Tyler, Travis (Colleen) Peterson, Janna (David James) Brown, Anders (Betsy), Kjersten, and Erik (Shelby) Oredson; great-grandchildren, Lars, Finn, and Elise; sister, Freda; special niece, Dorothymae Scheel; sisters-in-law, Ruby Johnson and Vivian Opsal; and many nieces and nephews. Alvera was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon; parents, Axel and Emma; siblings, Alma, Nettie, Carl, Elmer, Axel, Emily, Arvid, Luella, Darrold, Rocel, and Clarence.
When anyone would ask her what her secret for aging so well was she would say, “The Lord and coffee.”