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CLINTON, Iowa - Harold V. 'Pete' Petersen, 77, of Clinton died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center - North.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Prince of Peace Parish St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clinton with the Rev. Lawrence Smith officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, at Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, where at 6 p.m. a vigil service will be conducted.

Mr. Petersen was born July 18, 1923 in Clinton to Victor and Irene Bronenkant Petersen. He graduated from LeClaire High School in 1941.

He was a WWII veteran serving in the Army Air Corp, where he was a Link Train Instructor in Arizona and Oklahoma.

He married Betty Jane Lord on Jan. 6, 1949 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Clinton. He worked for J&P Shoe Store, Clinton Post Office for 28 years, retiring in 1978. He also owned and operated L&P Janitorial Service for over 20 years. He is a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Fulton Country Club, and National Association of Retired Letter Carriers. He was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife Betty Jane; a daughter, Marcia Lutz and her husband, Ollie, of Clinton; two sons, Dr. Michael A. Petersen and his wife, Theresa, of Stoughton, Wis., and Mark A. Petersen and his wife, Kaia, of Muscatine; five granddaughters Kelly, Nicole, Renee, Mira and Lea; a brother, Roger Petersen and his wife, Jeanette, of Clinton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
WILTON, Iowa -- Violet F. Petersen, 78, Wilton, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty.

The Rev. Wayne Fredericksen will officiate the service. Musical selections will be provided by organist Linda Timmsen. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or School.

Mrs. Petersen was born March 17, 1927, in Muscatine County, the daughter of Fred and Hulda Ketelsen Grunder. She married Henry W. Petersen April 8, 1951, in Wilton.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid in Wilton. She was a former Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Colleen Petersen of Davenport; a son, David Petersen and wife Marilyn of Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Wayne Grunder and wife Alma of Stockton and Marlyn Grunder and wife Shirley of Wilton; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joyce McQuady; and two infant sisters, Leona and Evelyn Grunder.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Robert C. Petersen, 90, of Muscatine, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Lutheran Homes.

Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the First Presbyterian Church, 401 Iowa Avenue. Reverend Michael Spangler will officiate. Private burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Art Center General Trust Long Range Plan, Lutheran Homes Society, Genesis Hospice, or the First Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Petersen was born on November 26, 1914, in Muscatine, the son of John C. and Anna M. Samuels Petersen. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1933 and Muscatine Community College in 1935. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Iowa in 1938, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Iowa Law School in 1940, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity.

He enlisted and served in the United States Navy between September 1941, and November 1945, achieving the rank of Lieutenant (Junior Grade). He served as Armed Guard Commander on ships engaged in convoy operations in the North Atlantic Ocean, which supported the Battle for Stalingrad and the Normandy Invasion, leading to the Allied victory in Europe in World War II. His assignments included service in England and the former Soviet Union. He was a member of the Edward H. Bitzer Post No. 27 of the American Legion, and the John Harold Kemble Post No. 1565 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. As a veteran, he delivered the principal address at Memorial Day observances held in Muscatine in 1961 and 1966, and served on the local board of the Selective Service System for 22 years.

He was a member of the Iowa State Bar Association since 1940, and practiced law in Muscatine between 1940 and 1991. He was elected and served two terms as Justice of the Peace and two terms as Muscatine County Attorney. While County Attorney, he helped secure the municipal bonds that enabled Muscatine General Hospital to be built. His private practice included general business, real estate, probate, and family law matters.

He was an amateur artist and sculptor. He expressed his appreciation for the fine arts, and civic leadership, in helping to establish the Laura Musser Art Gallery & Museum, the predecessor to the Muscatine Arts Center. He served on the boards of the Muscatine County Museum and Fine Arts Association and the Muscatine Art Center.

He was a member of a variety of other civic and fraternal organizations, including the State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Lodge #2 AF & AM, and Muscatine Lodge No 388 of the Loyal Order of Moose. He served as Muscatine County Republican Party Chairman for several years.

He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends, including the Fellowship of Friendly Fishermen. He served on the Muscatine County Conservation Board for 12 years, and supported both the protection of, and public access to, wildlife habitats. During the years he golfed, he was city champion in 1947. He was a member of the University of Iowa Alumni Association, and a loyal Hawkeye sports fan.

He was married to Twyla O. Schreurs on June 25, 1947, at the First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine, of which he was a member. Upon his retirement, they enjoyed their residence in Naples, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John S. Petersen.

Survivors include his wife, Twyla; a son, Stephen J. Petersen and wife, Janice, of Fayetteville, North Carolina; a daughter, Ann C. Petersen and husband, Bruce H. Weitzman, of Chicago, Illinois; a grandson, Sean J. Petersen and wife, Stephanie, and their children, Max and Maya, of Des Moines.
Henry W. Petersen, 89, Wilton, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty.

The Rev. Wayne Fredericksen will officiate the services. Musical selections will be provided by organist Jim Batchelor. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Casket bearers are Warren Petersen, Kenny Petersen, Dennis Petersen, Gary Moeller, Bob Timmsen, Dale Voss and Brent McQuady.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or School.

Mr. Petersen was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Wilton, the son of Henry and Alma Reese Petersen. He married Rita Mae Saurer. She preceded him in death in 1949. He later married Violet F. Grunder on April 8, 1951, in Wilton. She preceded him in death May 3, 2005.

He farmed in Cedar County, retiring in 1981. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, where he served on various boards.

Survivors include a daughter, Colleen Petersen of Davenport; a son, David Petersen and wife Marilyn of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; three brothers, Edwin Petersen and wife Rosetta of Davenport, Wilbert Petersen and wife Elvina of Williamsburg and Kenneth Petersen and wife Rosalie of Grimes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Rita Mae Petersen and Violet Petersen; a daughter, Joyce McQuady; and a brother, Leroy Petersen.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Judith Irene Petersen, 60, of Muscatine, died Saturday, February 11, 2006, at her home.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at St. Mathias Catholic Church, 215 W Eighth St. The Reverend Jason Crossen of Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish will officiate. Honorary bearers will be Ryan Jenkins and Michael Jenkins. Casket bearers will be Scott Petersen, Donnie Petersen, Patrick Meyer, Steve Meyer, Martin Paul, and George Townsley. Burial will be in Parr Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home with a Rosary Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice, American Cancer Society, or the St. Mathias Church.

Judith was born on August 20, 1945, in Davenport, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth Ryan Jenkins. She married Robert E. Petersen on March 20, 1965, in Muscatine.

She worked and volunteered at Muscatine General Hospital and also owned and operated the Rib Eye Restaurant in Wilton.

She was a member of the St. Mathias Church.

Judith loved her grandchildren, gardening, her dogs, and camping.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Petersen of Muscatine; two sons, Jeffrey Petersen and wife, Darcy, of Muscatine, and Joe Petersen and wife, Jennifer, of Muscatine; two daughters, Rebecca Hoins and husband, Frank, of Denver, Colorado, and Angela Lilienthal and husband, Grant, of Durant; nine grandchildren, Bailey Petersen, Dalton, Madison and Nicholas Petersen, John and Benjamin Hoins, and Hannah, Drew, and Curtis Lilienthal; one brother, John R. Jenkins and wife, Marcia, of Muscatine; and one sister, Kathy Meyer and husband, Larry, of Muscatine.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Catherine Jenkins in infancy.
WEST BRANCH, Iowa - Alberta Petersen, 95, West Branch, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, after a brief illness.

Burial will be at the West Branch Cemetery.

Mrs. Petersen was born May 8, 1911, on a farm in Cedar County five miles northeast of West Branch, the daughter of Monroe Adams and Mae Albin Hemingway. She married Sigurd Jensen on Nov. 3, 1934, in Lone Rock. He preceded her in death in July 1947. She married Victor Petersen on June 13, 1951. He preceded her in death in August 1992.

She attended school in West Branch and Springdale, graduating from West Liberty in 1929.

She taught school in the West Branch and Ely area for 44 years.

She and husband Sigurd farmed near Downey until his death. She and husband Victor lived on a farm north of West Branch. In 1972 they retired and built a home at Fox Run, West Branch.

Survivors include five sons and daughters, Carl Jensen and wife Dorothy of Paris, Texas, Willis ''Bill'' Jensen and wife Shirley and Marilyn Cook, all of West Branch, Elaine Siddell of Iowa City and Bonita Kruse and husband Harvey of Allison; a sister-in-law, Minnie Worrell of Solon; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Meek, Cordelle Brown, Ada and Alice Hemingway; her parents; and two husbands.
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Clifford M. Petersen, 82, of Davenport, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Genesis Medical Center West Campus.

Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children Hospital.

Mr. Petersen was born July 10, 1925, the son of George T. and Clara L. (Roth) Petersen.

He married LaVerna A. Petersen June 7, 1946, in Rock Island. She died April 9, 2007.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He was a glazier at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and East Moline Glass Company for 43 years, retiring July 10, 1987.

He was a member of Davenport Masonic Lodge No. 37, past monarch of the Mohassan Grotto, member of the Mini Bikers, KAABA Shrine, Union Local No. 581 Glaziers, Rainbow Riders Horse Club, Alley-Oops Bowling League and Scott County Sheriff Mounted Patrol.

He enjoyed horse riding, hosting parties and working with his hands building houses and lawn ornaments

He was a man of great integrity and compassion, who loved all his family and friends and was always there to help.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Nancy Cromer and her husband, Vinton, of Muscatine and Jennifer Petersen of Davenport; a son, Todd Petersen and his wife, Mary, of East Moline; and three grandchildren, Stephanie, Kristin and Emily.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife; a sister, Helen Jean Petersen; and a grandson, Chad.

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