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Donald Peterson

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Donald R. 'Pete' Peterson, age 68 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Wednesday January 21, 2009, at his daughters home in Cedar Falls, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with Pastor Shirley Hoffman Will officiating. Organist for the service will be Gail Allison. Faye Elliott will be the vocalist singing “Amazing Grace“ and “How Great Thou Art“. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with military interment rites by the Fredericksburg AMVETS. Casketbearers will be David Brown, Duane Brown, Dan Kerr, Brad Kerr, Todd Kerr, Eric Beier and Gene Rhea. Honorary casketbearers are Jack Schult, Lonnie Schult, Jon Bruns, Doug Bruns and Gary Schulz. Friends may call 3 - 8 p.m. Friday at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Valley Hospice, Fredericksburg AMVETS, Fredericksburg Fire Department or the American Cancer Society. Pete was born October 2, 1940, in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Gilbert J. and Lenora H. (Haupt) Peterson. He attended all education in the New Hampton School district graduating in 1959. On November 2, 1961, Pete enlisted in the United States Army and served until November 1, 1963. He was honorably discharged in October of 1967. On September 26, 1965, at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg, Pete was united in marriage to Judith Kerr of Fredericksburg. To this union two children were born, Perry and Penny. Pete worked at the DX Station in Fredericksburg and then for the City of Fredericksburg for 28 years, before retiring on June 1, 2003. He served in the Fredericksburg Fire Department for 26 years and was very active in the Fredericksburg AMVETS. Pete enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially time spent with his family. Pete is survived by his son, Perry (Carla Becker) Peterson of Manchester, IA; one daughter, Penny (Joel) Lang of Cedar Falls; seven grandchildren, Jace, Zayne & Whitney Lang, Aleshia (Mark) Lamos, Alyssa and Parker Peterson, Linsay Becker; one great-grandson, Brody Lamos; his mother-in-law, Norma Kerr of Fredericksburg; one sister, Helen Brown of Fredericksburg. Pete was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Judith on May 14, 2005; his father-in-law, Vernon “Stub” Kerr.

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  1. I’m so happy to find this forum… Just wanted to drop by and say Hi and I’m looking forward to all the great discussion I will have with you guys!

  2. My thoughts and prayers to all of you; Pete’s family. In the short time I have known Pete…what a wonderful caring man he was. I oftened was in awe of Pete & Judy’s marriage… They were so connected and took care of each other. Now they will again.

  3. Please accept my sympathy and know that I’ll be thinking of you in your time of loss. We will honor the memory of Pete and Judy each year at Countryfest when we reminisce about our fun times with them. Pete and Judy will always be remembered!

  4. Penny & Perry, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, words can not express. Your dad was an awesome guy who will not be forgotten anytime soon. Please know many are thinking and praying for you.

  5. Dear Helen, Penny and Perry, My deepest sympathies for your loss. I remember the twinkle in his eyes and skip in his step. He was always so happy. With fond memories, I recall the many good times we shared in high school ‘going steady.’

  6. To the Peterson family: We are so sorry to hear of your lost. He will be greatly missed. He and Judy are now together again. Are prayers are with all of you. Just remember all of the good times you had and that will put a smile on your face. Rick & Donna

  7. Perry, Penny & family, Our sympathy to all of you on the passing of Pete,he was a kind man and friend to all he met. He will be missed by all.

  8. Penny and family, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He certainly fought a good fight. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  9. Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy and I really enjoyed getting to know him when I worked for the city. You are in my thoughts and pragers.

  10. Penny, Perry, and families–Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Your dad was a terrific guy, with a smile that could make your day. Just a super guy, who will be missed by all. May God be with you.

  11. Penny, Perry & families: We are saddened to hear about your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Pete was a great guy.

  12. My condolences to the family of Donald Peterson. I knew him in high school, and I always remember him as a sweet and wonderful person.

  13. Please know you have our sympathy..he was a great guy. I am sure you have many wonderful memories and may that help comfort you. With sympathy Roger & Margo

  14. My sympathy goes out to the family. I knew both Don and Judy very well through the years. They were great people and will be missed by all who knew them. God bless you all. Larry

  15. Penny and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and give you peace in this time of sorrow. Love, Connie Yanda

  16. I am so sorry to here about Pete, to think of the reunion up there. He will be greatly missed. You guys are in my prayers

  17. I am so sorry to hear about your dad, but we all know he is where he wants to be. It doesn’t make it any easier, but just know that friends are thinking of you all and your dad was a really special person. Always had a smile when I would run into him. In our prayers and thoughts.

  18. Penny Kaye, Perry, Helen and families, When that angel came and called him by name, she took his hand and said your place is ready in heaven far above. Pete did not walk through Heaven’s gates— He danced through those gates right into Judy’s arms. I can see them now finally together forever. I am so sorry for your loss, Pete will always have a special place in my heart. He was truly one special person. I will miss him. Love you all, Lisa, Dennis, Justin, Jacob, Jayson Herold, Austin, MN

  19. Penny and Perry and families. You are in our prayers. Gonna miss that grin. Now they’re together again. Love, Tod,Dena, and Zachary Palmer

  20. Our prayers to your family. God bless each one of you as you go through this difficult time. Randy, Linda Burgart and family

  21. Perry, Penny & Helen, please know that our family is thinking of you. I can only imagine the smiles on your parent’s faces as they are reunited!

  22. Penny, Perry, Helen & Families … Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers … Now God has another angel in heaven!

  23. Perry, Penny and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care.

  24. Penny, Perry, Helen and families,So sorry for your losss. Its been a long hard time for all of you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dean & Judy Speicher

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