He died on Dec. 8, 2009 at his residence in Festus, Mo., at the age of 80 years 8 months 29 days.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda I. "Jeanie" (nee Hogg) Peterson, Festus, Mo.; His children, Michael (Becky) Peterson, Louisville, Ky., Linda (Jim) Floyd, Linton, Harry (Karyn) Peterson, North Arlington, N.J., Debra Riepe, Greenville, Ky., and Louise (Don) Daniels, Central City, Ky.; stepchildren, Steven Walden, Dade City, Fla., Mark Walden, Loxley, Ala., and Mike (Lisa) Walden, St. Peters, Mo.; two brothers, Jack (Marlene) Peterson, Bloomington, Ind. and Howard (Alice) Peterson, Greenville, Ky; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Phyllis (nee Young) Peterson.
Graveside services will be Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Linton Fairview Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Steve Talpos.
Services are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., De Soto, Mo., 63020 www.dietrichfuneralhome.com .