Notice in the 22 August 1940 Ida Grove paper:
VIOLET PETERSON PASSES AWAY
Funeral Services Held Thursday Afternoon At Arthur Baptist Church
Arthur: Violet Caroline Peterson, 33, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson, passed away at her home near Arthur Monday evening, 12 August 1940. Miss Peterson was born in Sac county on 7 Oct. 1906. She spent her entire life in this community and will be missed by her many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Arthur Baptist Church with Rev. A. W. Erickson officiating. Pall bearers were Donald Bergman, Walter Hammerstrom, Willard Thompson, Oscar Carlson, Marion Linman and Clarence Carlson. Interment was made in the Hayes Township Cemetery. She is survived by her parents and one brother, Sydney.