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Earl Vincent Peterson

October 3, 1932 - May 19, 2019
From: Peterson, IA
Earl Vincent Peterson

Earl Vincent Peterson

Born: October 3, 1932
Died: May 19, 2019
Age: 86

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Earl Vincent Peterson, long time resident of Peterson, IA, passed away and went to be with his Lord Jesus on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

     Earl was active, along with his wife, Jean of 63 years, with a number of organizations in the local area. These included the Maple Grove and First Congregational Church, the Peterson Historical Society, and Lion’s Club.

     Earl was born in Sioux City, IA on October 3, 1932. His childhood years were spent in the Sioux City area where he attended school and graduated from Sioux City East. Earl enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He flew on the C54 and the C124 Globe Master and served until his Honorable Discharge in 1954.

     Earl married Jean Squires on September 30, 1955 in Sioux City, IA. During his time in Spencer, IA and the last 46 years in Peterson, IA, he worked for and retired from Burroughs Corporation. He met many lifelong friends and was a friend to everyone he met. He loved living in Peterson and spent every morning he could in the coffee shop.

     Earl passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Paul, and one sister, Marie Smith.

     Left to cherish his memory, are his wife Jean of Peterson, IA; 3 children, David (Krista) Peterson of Syracuse, NY, Mark (Sheila) Peterson of Orlando, FL, and Donna (Charlie) Geer of Colorado Springs, CO; 9 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other relatives; and many friends. He will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Maple Grove Church in rural Sutherland.
Pastor Michael Hyde
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Thursday, May 23rd with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Peterson.
"How Great Thou Art"
"Amazing Grace"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
By Karen Dardar

ORGANIST: Gloria Terrell
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa

Military services will be conducted by Dean-Underwood Post #10 of Peterson, Iowa following the graveside services.

Lunch and time of fellowship with the family will be held at the Peterson Legion Hall following the graveside service.


Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:37 PM
“Had just talked to you Jean and was still surprised Earl passed away. We express our sympathy to you and the family.”
- Klaas and Betty Groen
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:56 AM
“Sending my deepest sympathy to Earl's family. It is always hard to let go of someone. Just know that he is taken care of and has joined the Lords flock.”
- Dawn Munger Fuhrman
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:02 PM
“Sending my deepest Sympathies to you all. I have many fond memories of you all as neighbors back in the day! Rest easy, Earl. ”
- Mary Jo (Reed) Olthoff
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:04 AM
“Our Sincere Sympathies for the loss of your husband Jean. Our prayers go out for peace & comfort at this difficult time.”
- Duane & Vera Klomps
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