Edith ‘Edie’ Peterson
March 6, 1931 — July 11, 2022
Edith “Edie” Overland Jerviss Peterson, 91, died in the early morning hours of Monday, July 11, 2022, at the Valley View Nursing Home, where she had resided for three months.
Edie was born on March 6, 1931, at home in rural Rushford to Ben and Olga (Helleland) Overland. She was a surprise to her siblings when they returned from school, and her brother Robert would say, “We were so dumb we didn’t even know she was coming.” Edie attended country schools in rural Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1948.
After graduating, Edie began working at Tri-County Coop Oil, where she met Gordon Jerviss, the love of her life. They were married on February 18, 1950, and moved to Houston, where she has lived ever since. Edie also worked at Rush Products in Rushford, as a playground aide at Houston Elementary School for five years and custodian at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church for 31 years.
Gordon passed away in 1978, and Edie married Art Peterson in 1984. They traveled throughout their marriage until Art’s death in 1991.
For 72 years, Edie was a member of Cross of Christ, where she was the first woman elected to the church council. She was a long-time member of the Ladies Aid groups and various circles, Craft Club, Iris Garden Club, American Legion Auxiliary and Homemakers Group of Badger Valley. She loved doing embroidery (she was famous for her embroidered kitchen towels and donated many sets to charity auctions), crocheting, dancing, polka music, gardening and playing bingo, rook and other card games. Her family and visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy.
Survivors include children, Shelley Jerviss, Larry Jerviss, Brian (Lisa) Jerviss and Lee (Carolyn) Jerviss; grandchildren, Eric (Meghann) Jerviss, Luke (Christian Cancino) Jerviss, Kelly Jerviss, Keith (Adrienne) Britson, Shawn Britson, Stuart (Alyssa) Britson, John (Jessica) Trentz and Paul (Kari Schmidt) Trentz; great-grandchildren, Carson, Emmett, Claire, Molly and Joanna Jerviss, Allison Trentz, and Kyle, Tyler, Riley, Paisley, Brinley, Bennet, Abram, and Livian Britson; stepson Arlin (Susan) Peterson and family; sister Phyllis Johnson; nephew Steven Johnson; nieces Connie Johnson Simpson, Fay (Ross) Himlie and their daughters Nell and Leah, and sister-in-law Irene Overland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Gordon Jerviss and Art Peterson; George and stepdaughter Ramona (Jerviss) Trentz; brothers Robert and Willard Overland; brother-in-law Carmen Johnson and Ron Simpson, and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, with an ongoing lunch in the fellowship hall of the church. Interment will be a private service with the family at the Stone Church Cemetery.
Thank you to Hoff Funeral Home for their assistance and to Valley View Nursing Home for their excellent care for the past three months. Also thank you to St. Croix Hospice Service, and to Pastor Jeff Forbes for his visits and communion.
Memorials can be directed to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Valley View Nursing Home or an organization of your choice.
Please leave a memory of Edith and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.
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