Cleo Irene (Leeling) Petersen

Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.
Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.

(August 5, 1920 - November 9, 1999)


The Lusk Herald
November 17, 1999


Cleo I. Petersen

Funeral services for Cleo I. Petersen, 79, of Harrison, were held Nov. 12, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Harrison, Neb.

Cleo Peterson died Nov. 9, 1999 at the Torrington Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 5, 1920, to Herman and Cora (Swope) Leeling in rural Sioux County. The family moved to the Kirtley community where Cleo attended school.

On Oct. 1, 1938 she married James W. Petersen at Harrison. They were employed on various ranches in Wyoming until 1952 when they moved north of Harrison on the Shephard ranch; after retiring to Harrison in 1979 she continued her sewing and upholstery business.

She is survived by two sons Bill and Glen of Harrison; grandchildren Tracy Sterkel, Todd Petersen, Kelly Petersen and Vicki Petersen; and four great-grandsons, Trevor and Canler Sterkel, and Wyatt and Casey Petersen; sisters Edna Outhouse and Margie Heine and brother Warren Leeling.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jim, parents, three brothers and one sister.

Memorials have been established for Special Touch Program at Torrington Community Hospital and the Harrison Ambulance Fund. Donations may be sent to Security First Bank of Harrison.

Cicmanec Pier Funeral Home of Lusk was in charge of arrangements.


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