NEWMAN - Funeral services will be held at 10 AM tomorrow in the Davis-Hansen Funeral Chapel for Hans Nissen Petersen, 78, a Newman district rancher the past 56 years who died in a Modesto hospital yesterday following a long illness.
The Rev. Rudolph M. Frieling of St. James Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in Hills Ferry Cemetery.
Petersen, a native of Germany, had been a dairy and chicken rancher here.
He leaves his widow, Anna S. Petersen of Newman; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold Davis of Newman and Mrs. Dale Wilcox of Modesto; a sister, Marie Petersen of Germany; and three grandchildren.
----------------------------- Note that the newspaper of record in Newman is the Patterson "Irrigator". I don't know if the Patterson or Newman branch of the library have copies of the Irrigator on microfilm, or if the paper itself back issues on film or paper. The Patterson branch library closed half an hour before I thought to ask.