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Lois Peterson

Lois Peterson, 83, passed away May 24, 2022, surrounded by family at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Lois Helen Husby was the first child born to Adolph and Helen (Michaelis) Husby on April 30, 1939, in Ellendale. She graduated from Ellendale High School in 1957.

While working as a waitress at an Ellendale café, Lois met Raymond Peterson, who had returned home from his U.S. Army tour in Korea. They fell in love and married Aug. 31, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ellendale. Ray and Lois celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2018, shortly before Ray’s death.

The couple made their home in Ellendale and welcomed two children, Cheryl and Keith. In 1967, the family moved to Grand Forks and, in 1975, to Carrington, following Ray’s career with Chevrolet. Lois was a homemaker, church and Dakota Central Telecommunications custodian, sold Avon and worked part-time at Super Valu in Carrington and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Ray and Lois enjoyed travel, often in the company of family, including to Branson, Mo., the Pacific Northwest, Montana, New England for their 50th wedding anniversary and a Peterson family Alaskan cruise in 2011.

Lois had a special relationship with her daughter, whom she communicated with through a combination of American Sign Language and their own mother-daughter language. They enjoyed sewing and crafts projects together, and took many mother-daughter trips to sell at and attend craft shows, including annually to their favorite, the Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Festival in Fort Ransom.

Her mind was a steel trap, and no one was better than Lois with dates. This was an especially helpful skill, because she never failed to deliver that on-time birthday or anniversary card. She made the best potato salad and spaghetti. And she was strong as steel, too, quietly fighting cancer for nearly 40 years, facing the loss of a child with a mother’s strength, and, in her later years, recovering from illness that amazed doctors and went beyond scientific understanding at times. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought immense joy, smiles and laughter.

Although death brings sadness and loss, we hold her joy of reunion with her husband and only son.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Cheryl, Carrington; daughter-in-law, Julie Peterson, Robinson; grandchildren, Dustin (Kristin) Peterson, Robinson, Darin (Cally) Peterson, Steele, and Danielle (Mike) Wachter, Steele; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Owen, Everett and Kylie; siblings, Rosemary Husby, Alice Husby and Bob (Judy) Husby; brother-in-law, Robert (LaVonne) Peterson; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; son, Keith; and sister, Adele Spicer.


A Visitation will be Monday, from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Lois’ Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 10:30AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

Her Burial will be at the Ellendale City Cemetery, Ellendale, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Cheryl the Kramer family send our condolences to you for the loss of your mother. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. I will let Jolleen know about your loss.

  2. Thinking of you Cheryl, Julie and families. Aunt Lois was a special part of our family and she will be deeply missed. She was so strong with the health problems she had throughout the years but was always willing to enjoy family trips, holidays, and special occasions with happiness and joy. Aunt Lois was a great cook and we enjoyed many meals at her home with family time afterwards, visiting, laughing, and sharing memories. May your memories comfort and sustain you during this difficult time. She will never be forgotten.

  3. To Cheryl, Julie and families. Aunt Lois will be dearly missed. She was strong, caring, a great cook, and a wonderful part of our family. Our hearts are heavy but we have lasting memories of a life well lived. We will never forget a very special aunt.

  4. Thinking of you, Cheryl, Julie and the Peterson families. Sending a lot of love to our ND family.

  5. To Cheryl,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God bless you all. Your mom always gave us a X-mas card every year by writing it from the computer. She was very great lady as we met her in Carrington. Jeffrey n Jody Wiest

  6. Dear Cheryl, Julie and families,

    We are so saddened to hear of Lois’ passing. Lois was a strong, dignified, and caring person who was so proud of her family. Sending caring thoughts and prayers to you.

    Love, Jane and Wayne

  7. To the Peterson family We just heard of Lois passing. We’re so sorry to hear this news and send our condolences.
    Peace and prayers, Bruce and Debbie Knudson

  8. Cheryl, my deepest condolences. My heart aches for you and us all. May God comfort your pain and sorrow. I love you!

  9. Cheryl, I’m sorry for your loss! I enjoyed our visits also your sign language communication is wonderful. Take care Cheryl! I’m here if you need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on! 😭 I’m here for ya!


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