Elaine Kay (Husman) Peterson

Elaine Kay (Husman) Peterson

Elaine Kay (Husman) Peterson

Cedar Rapids

Elaine Kay (Husman) Peterson, 81, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Volga, made her final journey home on Oct. 11, 2023. A memorial and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Sebald Lutheran Church, Strawberry Point. Visitation at 10:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow.

Elaine was born Aug. 22, 1942, in Anamosa, Iowa. On Dec. 10, 1960, Elaine married Leslie Peterson, who she met at Luther League. Their shared Lutheran faith would be the hallmark of their lives together. Elaine’s working career included Rockwell Collins, Camp Ewalu and Cabela’s.

Elaine was a life-long Hawkeye basketball fan, following the men’s and women’s teams avidly. Her family will always remember her urgent cry of “C’mon, guys!” when the game was close. She loved Find-A-Word puzzles, and was an avid card player who could beat you at 3-13 or 500 right up until her final days. Her pies won multiple blue ribbons at the Winneshiek and Clayton County Fairs.

But most of all, Elaine was a devoted and loving wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. She was always happiest when she was surrounded by family.

Elaine is survived by her daughters, Lesa (Dwayne) Ackman and Debbie (Dennis) Green of Cedar Rapids; son, Michael (Amanda) Peterson of Decorah; sisters, Dixie Shearer of Elkader and Betty (Gary) Young of Marion; grandchildren, Nicole (Jason) Sedlacek, Alex Green, Zachary (Jamie) Peterson, Chris (Jenna) Ackman, Holly (Dalton Lenz) Peterson and Jackson (Kayla) Green; and great-grandchildren, Colton, Bruce, Asher, Lily, Bennett and Paige. She’ll also be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and uncountable friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Les Peterson; and her parents, Earl and Evelyn Husman.

Elaine’s family is grateful to the kind staff at Living Center West, who made her final days comfortable and secure.

Contributions can be made in Elaine’s memory to Camp Ewalu, 37776 Alpha Ave., Strawberry Point, IA 52076.

Leave a memory for Elaine’s family at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, www.leonard-mullerfh.com.

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