Kenneth M. Peterson
February 13, 1919 - June 11, 2009
Birthplace: Stennett, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa formerly Elliott

Service 7/11/2009
Elliott United Methodist Church
Burial 7/11/2009
Gomer Cemetery

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Kenneth M. Peterson, age 90, of Red Oak, Iowa formerly Elliott, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the Red Oak Rehab and Care Center. Kenneth Milton Peterson was born February 13, 1919 in Stennett, Iowa the son of Emil and Otelia (Swanson) Peterson. He was raised in the Stennett area and graduated from Stennett High School. He attended College for one year. He met his future wife Ruth Mason in 1940 and they were married on January 3, 1942 in Yuma, Arizona where Kenneth was stationed with the United States Air Force. After WWII, they returned to the Elliott area where they farmed for nearly 60 years. Kenneth was a member of the Elliott United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife: Ruth Peterson on March 28, 2005; sisters: Phyllis Franklin, Helen Hoffman, and Irene Carlson; and brothers: Maurice, Vernon, and Donald.

Kenneth is survived by his children: Carolyn Sellars and husband Bill of Burlington, NC; Sharon Solberg and husband Jerry of Red Oak, IA; Kenneth Peterson and wife Jan of Elliott, IA; Daniel Peterson of Red Oak, IA; and Timothy Peterson of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: Erica Jordan and husband Jay of Clemmons, NC; Dana Prairie of Isabela, Puerto Rico; Michele Kimpson of Jacksonville, FL; Rev. Darrin Kimpson and wife Pamela of Papillion, NE; Amanda Christensen and husband Nick of Cumberland, IA; Shawn Peterson and wife Cheri of Spirit Lake, IA; Holly Rittgers of Griswold, IA; and Becky Treasure and husband Matt of Burlington, IA; great grandchildren: Anna and Emily Jordan, Savanna Nickolaison, Dylan Bohler, Brooke, Maria, and Davis Kimpson, Paige Rittgers and Ashley Peterson; sister: Jean Kerr of Griswold, IA; Marilyn Limke and husband Jerry of Des Moines, IA; sisters-in-law: Mary Helen Peterson of Elliott, IA and Eleanor Heikes of Omaha, NE; special companion: Maxine Chastain of Red Oak, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 10 AM Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the Elliott United Methodist Church with Rev. Darrin Kimpson and Rev. Terry McClain officiating. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Gomer Cemetery at Wales, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held at the Elliott Community Building following the interment service.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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