Louise Savilla Peterson, 99, of Chatfield, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Chosen Valley Care Center.

Louise was born on May 16, 1917, to Clarence and Marjorie (Hamilton) Jefferis in Lyon County, Iowa.

Louise attended and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1935.

She married Eric Peterson and they later divorced.

Louise worked for 43 years as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell in Chatfield and Rochester.

She is survived by a nephew, Robert Jefferis, of California, and many cousins in the Chatfield area.

The funeral service for Louise was held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. Committal followed at the Chatfield Cemetery.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Louise with the family at rileyfuneralhomes.com.