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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 18, 1955

OBITUARY ~ MINNIE MAE (KOHNLECHNER) PETERSON

Mrs. Harry [Minnie Mae (KOHNLECHNER)] PETERSON, 65, died at Ringgold County Hospital last Wednesday due to fatal burns sustained at her home on Tuesday.

Mrs. PETERSON was burning trash at her home six miles outside of Diagonal when the accident happened. She suffered a fainting spell and fell into the fire, causing critical burns. Although she was badly injured, Mrs. PETERSON was able to get inside the house and lay (sic) on the couch where she remained for three house until her son Henry returned from work and found her.

She was immediately rushed to the hospital where doctors attempted to treat her. During the time before her death, Mrs. PETERSON was able to give some details about the accident to attendants and family members.

Mrs. PETERSON will be deeply missed by her surviving members which include her husband, three daughters (Mrs. LeRoy [Elvina Mae] SHEETS, Mrs. Paul [Leota Maxine] JAMES, and Mrs. Garland [Leona Irene] HOLLAND) and four sons (John [wife Lila DAVIS], LeRoy [wife Lela DAVIS], Clifford [wife Mildred TODD] and Henry).

NOTE: Minnie was born April 10, 1890, the daughter of John Andrew and Mary Katherine (SWANKER) KOHNLECHNER. She died on Augut 10, 1995 and was interred at Hopeville Cemetery, Hopeville, Clarke County, Iowa.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2012

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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