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Harold Peterson

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Harold Alfred Peterson, age 87, of Alta, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the Trinity Regional Medical Center of Fort Dodge.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Alta. Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery of Alta with military rites conduct by the Alta VFW Post # 6172. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5--8 p.m. with at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Alfred Peterson was born May 30, 1924 to Alfred and Elsie (Partridge) Peterson. He graduated in 1942 from Alta High School. After high school he joined the Army and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

Harold was united in marriage to Beverly Munz on Aug. 14, 1949 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta. They lived and farmed in the Alta area. He worked in the construction business for many years and built many houses in Alta.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching his chickens and gathering eggs.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Kathy Fahr; his brother, LaVerne Peterson; and his sister Darlene Phebus.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Peterson of Alta; his children, Dan Peterson of Alta, Vicky (Jeff) Lower of Carroll, Scott (Peg) Peterson of Ogden, Cindy (Joe) Scheuring of Defiance, Terry (Roxanne) Peterson of Alta, and Rick Peterson of Alta; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Hawke; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joe and Jeanette Wagner; sister-in-law, Janice Peterson; brother-in-law, John Phebus; and many nieces, nephews and friends.