Elisabeth M. Petersen, 78, formerly of Conyngham, Pa., died Friday in Indianapolis.
Born in Goslar, Germany, she was the daughter of Max and Hedwig (Fricke) Husslein.
She married Kurt C. Peterson, who preceded her in death.
In 1956, they couple immigrated to the United States with their young family. She was a homemaker and worked for a short time in various businesses in New York and Pennsylvania. She was a charter member of the Gemutlichkeit German-American Association in Hazelton, Pa.
Surviving are two daughters, Angela Smock and husband Richard, and Janet Petersen, all of Greencastle; brother, Hans Husslein, Brick, N.J.; sister Silke Siemon, Strande, Germany; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A private service will be conducted at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Humane Society of Putnam County, P.O. Box 444, Greencastle, 46135.
Arrangements are being handled by Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.