Monday, January 07, 2008

Funeral in Eveleth

Pete Peterson, 71, of Iron was a classmate of your fathers. We went to the funeral today in
Eveleth. He had throat cancer. Survived by his wife who is a resident in the Eveleth Nursing
Home as has had MS for years. Their one son graduated with Jen. He has 2 children.

Other classmates there were Russell Putikka, Don Lampi and Wilmar Salo. Gail Peterson,
Pete's niece, played and sang. Told Gail I really miss her painting classes. I asked how her mom
was doing and that was an obit we had missed. She had passed away 12-10. Gail's dad was
Pete's brother.

Gail's aunt, Eleanor Anderson, was there. Wilhart is in the Buhl Nursing Home. Some of the
others there were Rickers, Briskis: John, Bob and George. Bob was using a cane. George had his arm in a cast. Audrey Wiita, Hartlieb's, Pete Kemp and more. Pete said the Fire Dept. meal
will be on 2-9th. That's the day before we leave for AZ.

Couldn't go to Garys on Christmas Day so went now. Looks nice with all the windows in.
Wood stove is hooked up; was nice and warm. Tristan was napping in the truck. dk

4 comments:

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Their son graduated with Ivan. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Is Craig living in the house on Hwy 7?

Heather

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

That is correct, Craig (Petey) was in Ivan's class. Isa told me that he has a house behind the home place.

That's neat that you two were able to make it up there. Thanks for writing about it.

~jen~

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Craig said he will slowly by moving
into his mom and dad's house. Mom
is in the nursing home. Now he lives in trailer house kind of behind the Peterson home.

Wilhart's house is empty. Eleanor
said they can't afford the cost of
the Buhl Nursing Home so the state
will take/sell their home. Can't
remember if I mentioned that she is
in one of the Sr. Citzen Bldgs. in
Virginia.

I guess I remembered wrong. When
Jen was here I thought she said
Craig was in her class. My mistake. dk

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I thought the house looked empty there (Anderson's). It used to be plowed out to the garage, but now there is only some plowing by the house. Sad to see it empty.

Anyone want to buy a house up here?