Lillian Leona Peters died Feb. 19, 2011 at 91. She was born Sept. 7, 1919 to Cornelius and Elizabeth Friesen. Lil grew up on a farm near Hepburn, Sask., and attended Edinburgh School from Grades 1−9. During WWII, she was head presser at Arthur Rose Cleaners, Saskatoon. Lil waited for the end of the war and the safe return of her sweetheart, Albert Peters. They were married June 7, 1946. Through veteran’s land, they bought 2 acres in Hepburn. Lil accepted the Lord at a Waldo Wiebe crusade in Hepburn. Her faith sustained her through her life. Lil was a committed member of Hepburn MB Church. Her eye for fashion and expert skill as a seamstress kept her busy sewing grad dresses each spring for Bible school students. Her family treasurers the quilts she made each of them. Friends often came along on Lil and Albert’s travels. Lil taught sewing for 4-H and cooked at Redberry Bible Camp. She volunteered with Ladies Missionary Fellowship and taught Sunday school. Later, Lil did day work in Saskatoon and became a loved and respected part of those families. In 1995, Lil and Albert moved to Saskatoon. Since her health declined in 2007, Lil lived at Luther Special Care Home. Lillian is mourned by Albert; children Greg (Joan), Joanne (Ken) Jeschke; 5 grandchildren and their 3 spouses; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.