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W. Jack Peterson, 88
by Report submitted · January 18th, 2018


W. Jack Peterson, 88, of Springville, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Services are at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Springville.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; five children, David (Paula) Peterson of Warrenville, Illinois, Jeffrey (Annette) Peterson of Marion, Lori Lynn (Michael) Buren of Linden, Washington, Kevin (Candi) Peterson of Carlisle and Alycia (Sandy Roozeboom) Peterson of Runnels; twelve grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eleanor (James) McCoy of Des Moines and Rachel McMurray of Canton, South Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry and Loren "Pete" and Peterson; a sister, Mary Enockson; and a grandson, Nicholas A. Peterson.

Jack was born March 4, 1929, the son of Arthur and Grada (Roetman) Peterson in Rural Wright County, Iowa. He graduated from UNI with a Bachelor of Science Degree. On June 12, 1954, he married Dorothy M. Underberg in Eagle Grove, Iowa. Jack was a self-employed home builder and contractor.

He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Springville. He was a lifetime Mason, a Boy Scout Troop Leader of Springville Troop #57, FFA, and 4-H.

Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and enjoyed all of the time spent with his family.

Please share a memory of Jack at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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