Clarice E. Peters, age 89, of Litchfield died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Litchfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Ripley Cemetery.
Clarice Evangeline Peters, the daughter of Clarence and Edith Ditlevson, was born in Danielson Township, Meeker Co. on May 31, 1930. In March 1940, she moved with her family to Greenleaf, township where she was confirmed. She graduated from Litchfield High School and worked at First State Bank and Litchfield Telephone Company. Clarice was united in marriage to Archie Peters on September 30, 1950 at Beckville Lutheran Church. They farmed near Forest City and five years later purchased a farm in Darwin Township that they farmed for 34 years. They retired to a home near Casey Lake and lived there for twenty one years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, freezing, sewing and embroidery work. The family attended First Presbyterian Church for thirty years. All of the children were baptized and confirmed there. In 1980 Clarice and Archie joined the United Methodist Church in Litchfield. Clarice enjoyed the activities and work of the Litchfield United Methodist Women. She especially enjoyed the Esther Circle where she was Secretary and Treasurer for fourteen years.
She is survived by her children Coleen Peterson of Duluth, Robert (and Judy) Peters of Glenwood, and Wesley (and Kathy) Peters of Hutchinson; grandchildren Cole Peterson, Garret (and Lauren) Peterson, Beth (and Dana) McKigney, Brian Peters, Codi Mogensen and Tonya Peters; great grandchildren Chloe Mogensen, Cordelia Mogensen, Benjamin McKigney and Ellia Peters. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Archie, brothers Duane Ditlevson, Delhart Ditlevson and Myron Ditlevson.