KEARSARGE - Helen Irene Peterson, 94, a resident of Kearsarge, passed away April 25, 2013, at Lakefront Adult Foster Care in Lake Linden where she had been a resident since 2007.
Helen was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Kearsarge, a daughter of the late Valentine and Hilja Ylinen. She graduated from Calumet High School in 1936 and from Northern Michigan University in 1943. She taught in L'Anse, Lake Forest, Ill. and Chicago.
She married the late C. Dale Peterson on June 12, 1948.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Clifford.
Surviving are a son, Keith (Gail) Peterson of Chicago and several cousins.
Late in life, and with the encouragement of her husband, she became a ham radio operator. Her license number was N8XJJ.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6 in the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Pastor Peter Vorhes officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.
Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowley.com.