MOLINE — Helen K. Peterson, 102, of Moline, died peacefully Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Heartland Health Care, Moline.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Helen was born Dec. 30, 1910, in Joliet, Ill., a daughter of Herman and Margaret (Follen) Lange. Her parents moved to Angela, Mont., and farmed. She attended school in Angela and Miles City and worked for the Bell Telephone Co. for many years. Helen later came to Moline and worked for the SS Kresge Co. as cashier and bookkeeper for several years, later retiring. She married Denzil “Pete” Peterson in 1952 in Moline. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2008. Helen was a homemaker and did volunteer work over the years. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include sons, William Peterson, Moline, and Andrew Ondroff; special friend, Jean Alexander, Moline; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren . She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and four sisters.

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