Faye Anna Peterson age 89 of Russell passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Tyler Healthcare Center. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13 at Grace/First Parish in Russell. Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at the Tyler Area Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial is in Russell Cemetery in Russell. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Faye Anna Peterson was born September 14, 1925 in Paullina, Iowa to Fredrick and Anna (Behrens) Silberstein. She attended school in Russell. Faye was united in marriage to Roland “Bollie” Peterson on May 24, 1942 at Grace Lutheran Church in Russell. They lived and farmed in Coon Creek Township until moving into Russell. She worked various jobs before going to work at SMSU as a custodian for over twenty years. Faye loved spending time with family and friends; that was her greatest joy in life. She loved baking, cooking, playing cards and games. Faye enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching and following her grandchildren’s basketball careers.
Faye is survived by her children: Allen (Judi) of Russell, Leslie (Garnet) of Rockford, and Richard (Carol) of Russell; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband “Bollie”, great grandson Andrew Julius Peterson, five brothers, and four sisters.