David John1 Peterson1
Aged: 78.8 years
Dave Peterson,78, Dies After Stroke Resident of Harrisonville Last Thirty-five Years, Succumbs in Home of Daughter, Mrs ElmerLeimkuhler, Here.
David J Peterson, more familiarly known as “Dave” died at 8 o’clock Saturday morning, August 13, at the home of a daughter, Mrs Elmer Leimkuhler, 303 East Washington Street, Harrisonville. He lacked about two months of being 70 years old.
Mr Peterson’s death was due to a stroke of paralysis and subsequent cerebral hemorrhage at his home in southwest Harrisonville the preceding Wednesday morning, August 10. He lived alone, and after he was stricken he was removed to the home of Mrs Leimkuhler where his death occurred. Funeral August 15: A short service for Mr Peterson was held in Atkinson Bros Chapel here at 1:30 o’clock Monday,August 15, after which the cortege went to Freeman, nine miles southwest of Harrisonville, where the main service was held at 2: o’clock. The Rev Joe Brewster, Jr, conducted the rite in the Freeman Baptist Church, being assisted by the Rev Walter Davenport of Garden City. Mrs Lucille Ullery and Miss Barbara Stevenson sang “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” and“In the Sweet Bye and Bye”. Mrs Pearl Suddarth was the accompanist at the piano.
Casketbearers were Elmer D Adkins, AB Bowman, R E Elkins, LO Kunze, Ray J Sebree and M H Zeller. Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery.
David John Peterson was a son of Garrett Butler Peterson and Nancy Sheldon Stark Peterson, his birth occurring October 16, 1876 on a farm near Freeman, Cass County.
On April 5,1900, Mr Peterson was united in marriage with Miss Dollie Sutton and they became parents of eight children---four sons and four daughters. Two of the sons, Roy Lee and David Ray, died in infancy. Surviving are John and Garrett Peterson of Kansas City, Mrs Mabel Osburn and Mrs Lucy Kropf of Independence, Mrs Alice Leinkuhler of Harrisonville and Mrs Monetta Lewis of Greenwood, Mo.
Mrs Peterson died in the home near Freeman on March 27, 1916 and Mr Peterson, alone reared his children. He was a farmer in his earlier years, but later worked as a carpenter in Harrisonville. He had not been well for several years.
Also surviving Mr Peterson are a sister, Mrs Mildred Duncan, of Freeman; nineteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends, who will greatly miss him. Three brothers and four sisters predeceased him-Thomas, Charles and William Peterson, Mrs Mattie Morrison, Mrs Elizabeth Nelson, Mrs Josie Settle and Dora who___ .
In his later years Mr Peterson derived much pleasure from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren,always looking forward to their visits with him. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.