Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Kaj S. R. Petersen
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Kaj S. R. Petersen
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Kaj S. R. Petersen
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Petersen, Kaj S. R.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300362
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
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November 26. 1907 August 24, 1982

Friday, August 27, 1982
1:00 P.M. 2:30 P.M.

3:00 P.M.
Eulogy at Graveside Ira Goldberg

The Very Rev. Thomas W. Gibbs, III
Dean, officiating

Lockhart Family Cemetery
ski !'F:. l^ Sugar Estate
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1907 1982

Kaj Svend Randolph Petersen was born on November
26, 1907 in Christiansted. St. Croix. Danish West Indies to Julius and
Albertina Petersen nee Petersen. lie was one of four children; having
one brother and two sisters. Kaj grew up and attended school in St.
Croix. Going as far as the local educational system allowed. Kaj went
on to further his education at the Polytechnic Institute in San German,
Puerto Rico. After graduation from Polytechnic he went to Detroit,
Michigan where he was employed by the Ford Motor Company further-
ing his knowledge of automotive skills. He later returned to bis home
in St. Croix and became affiliated with Stakeman's Garage as its manager.

Kaj moved to St. Thomas in the 1930's when be married
the late Enid Karen Lockbart on January 11, 1937. She. predeceased
him in September 1959. Together they had three children, Kaj Herbert.
Kathleen Althea and Beryl Ingeborg. For over 40years he was a mem-
ber of the firm of A. IH. .ockbart & Company, where he served in various
capacities; first as manager of the lumberyard and later as Vice-President
of te Corporation until his retirement in 1978.

On April 17, 1964, he married Marjorie Steele Votb of St.
Croix. They resided at 9 Crystal Gade, St. Thomas.

Kaj was a craftsman and enjoyed making things, and after
his retirement spent much of his time in carving clocks out of mahogany.
lie loved sports and fishing was one of his hobbies. lie very often used
his skills to make doll's furniture and other items which were donated
to the Community Chest's fund raising telethon. lis jovial fun-loving
personality made him the life of many parties. Always cheerful he re-
mained undaunted even when illness threatened. His sincerity as a
friend could always be counted on.

He was a charter member of the Gypsy Carnival Troupe.
as well as the Rambler's Club, which clubhouse be helped to construct.
With his wife, Margie he was also an active member of the St. Thomas
Friends of Denmark.

At the time ofdeath on August 24, 1982 Kaj was in
Encino, California with his wife and children where he had gone for
medical attention.

To 'is wife, children, grand-children and other bereaved
family members'may Kaj's "joie de vivre" live on in your hearts and
be a source of comfort to you in the days ahead.

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Marjorie Steele Petersen
Kaj Herbert Petersen



Kathleen Petersen Goldberg
Beryl Petersen Haygood
Ena Petersen Teytaud
Randolph Voth
Karen & Tricia Petersen
Kaj & Kirsten Goldberg
Daniel flaygood
Jeannie Votb


Pablo Belardo
Costas Coulianos
Dante S. De Castro
William H. Hastie
Herbert E. Lockhart

Ariel Melchior, Sr.
Morris Nicholson
Fred Vialet, Sr.
Wesley S. Williams
Robert Woods

Don C. Mills


Philip Atkinson
George H. T. Dudley
Grant Ilaygood
Herbert E. Lockhart Ill

Ronald S. Lockhart
Dale Garee
Arol E. Steele
Frank Stapleton


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Kaj Sven Petersen
11/26/07 -.8/24/82


What Grandpa Means to Me

Grandpa means a whole lot to
me. Grandpa gives me a lot of
love. He s nice, he's cute and
he's always there when you need
him. All of his family loved him
very much. I loved him very
much. I miss him a whole lot
but I will get over it because we
all have to go. I'm glad that he
died quietly. But what gets me so
much is that he came to us for a
vacation and ended up in the
hospital. He just wants to say to
all of you that he loves you.
Grandpa was a very good man.
He always went fishing with my
dad and he always told funny
jokes. He s loved his wife and
his family and his friends very
much. I wrote this letter because
I wanted to share rpy feelings
with you.

The End

Written by Kyrsten Goldberg
Age 10

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