Obit: Emerson, Archie R. #2 (1902 1985)
Contact: Stan

Surnames: Emerson, Thompson, Peterson, Amorde, Zingelman, Wiste, Hopkins, Hanson, Mason, Faldet, Lind, Gilbertson

----Source: Scrapbook Collection of Duane Horn

Emerson, Archie R. (28 Aug. 1902 17 Jan. 1985)

Archie R. Emerson

Archie R. Emerson passed away January 17, 1985, at the Black River Falls Memorial Hospital, following a two year progressive decline with Alzheimr's disease.

Archie was born August 28, 1902, to Edward and Molla (Thompson) Emerson, who were living on the Emerson farm in the Spring Creek area.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Little Norway Church. He attended the Pine Grove School.

He married Esther B. Peterson on March 28, 1944, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Black River Falls.

To this union was born two sons, Aven Ray, who died after birth and David Kent Peterson.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, and son, Commander David K. Emerson, U.S.N. at San Diego, California; one sister, Edna Amorde of Oakland, California; one brother, Gaylord, Hixton; one half-sister, Evelyn Peterson; two half brothers, Edward of Black River Falls and LaVern of Alabama and numerous nieces and nephews.

A respected friend, renowned dairy farmer and a valued member of the community. He was a life-long citizen of Jackson County.

Honest, well meaning and sincere, Archie possessed an impeccable character, hard-working, and ambitious almost to a fault, he continued to endeavor in any source of work he could do until his 80th birthday.

Always a friend to everyone, Archie was quick to provide whatever help or assistance he could do anyone in need. He was a quiet man, who epitomized the idea that behavior speaks louder than words. He lived a philosphy of life which dramatized completely the important thing is - a job well done. He did all his work well, complete, and right.

Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, at the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial in the Little Norway Church Cemetery. Pastor Eric Zingelman officiated with Thelma Wiste at the organ and Timothy Hopkins as soloist.

Friends called at the Torgerson's Funeral Chapel from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

The pallbearers were Vernon Hanson, George Mason, Lloyd Hanson, Richard Faldet, Henry Lind, and Victor Gilbertson.



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