Lucile Peterson


Lucile Peterson, age 93, of Philip, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services on Friday.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

A memorial has been established.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Her online guestbook is available at

Lucile 01aHelen Lucile Peterson was born February 1, 1921, on her parents’ homestead near Grindstone, the daughter of John “Jack” and Helen (Poste) Dean. Lucile grew up in the Grindstone area and received her education at the Dean Elementary School located approximately one mile southeast of the Dean Homestead. After her education, Lucile worked various jobs in the Grindstone area.

Lucile was united in marriage to James E. Peterson on September 23, 1940, in Philip. They made their home on the Peterson Ranch near Grindstone until 1947, at which time they purchased the former Dick Mathison ranch three miles east of Philip. They remained on the ranch all their married life.

After James’ death on September 15, 2007, Lucile moved into the Senechal Apartments in Philip, where Lucile thoroughly enjoyed visiting with all her neighbors. In April 2014, she moved into the Silverleaf Assisted Living where she has since resided.

Lucile most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to cook, and she crocheted many blankets for family.

Survivors include three sons Gary Peterson and his wife Joel of Faith, Roger Peterson and his wife Kathy of Philip, and Darrel Peterson and his wife Anita of Philip; one daughter Doreen Olson and her husband Bob of Austin, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Florence Dean of Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lucile was preceded in death by her husband James E. Peterson on September 15, 2007; her parents, Jack and Theresa Dean; one grandson; one great-grandson; and three brothers Faye, Jimmy, and Raymond Dean.

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