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Carl G. Peterson, Sr. Obituary


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Name: Carl G. Peterson Sr., age 77

Address: 1408 Washington St.

Time, day and date of death: 5:48 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2011

Place and cause of death: at home surrounded by his family

Services: Private family services will be held on Monday at Behr's Funeral Home

Burial: Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Date/Place of Birth: Carl was born on November 5, 1933, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Theodore and Mary (Lillie) Peterson.

Brief personal history: Carl served in the US Marine Corps in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He married Pat Ackerman on May 12, 1960 in Illinois. He was employed at Wayne Anthony Motors, the Oldsmobile Garage, Whalen Body Shop and lastly at Valentine Brothers Body Shop. After his retirement Carl worked at the Blind Society and Goodwill Industries. In his spare time Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing and making balsa wood airplanes. He was well known for his stinging hand shake and pulling his grandchildrens' teeth.

Survivors: His wife: Pat Peterson, Dubuque, IA
4 children: Wendy (Kevin) Smith, Dubuque, IA
Laurie (Jeff) Oberfoell, Sherrill, IA
Charles "Charlie" Peterson, Dubuque, IA
Carl Peterson, Jr., New Jersey
Special "Son": Joe (Deb) Bush, Dubuque, IA
18 grandchildren Zoe, Rylie, Alden, Devin, Ciearra, Ashley, Austin and Kaitelyn Smith, Tiffany, Staci, Ted and Tyler Oberfoell, Matt, Jared, Josh (Christa), Nick, Alex and Christopher Peterson
3 great-grandchildren Lonale, Blake and Jaelyn Peterson
6 siblings: Richard Peterson, Red Bank, NJ
David (Joyce) Peterson,
Pat (Tom) Patterson,
Rose (Jim) Shaffer,
Gwen Peterson,
Priscille (her friend David) Peterson, all of Dubuque, IA
1 sister-in-law: JoAnn Peterson, Dubuque, IA
several nieces and nephews

Preceded in death: A daughter, Darce K. Peterson, his parents, 2 sisters, Kathleen Schumacher and Mary Ann Yager, and 9 brothers, Theodore D., Theodore II, George, Dale, Ronnie, Robert Lee, Robert J., Dale and Tim Peterson, 3 sisters-in-law, Marlene, Pat and Pat Peterson, 3 brothers-in-law, Melvin "Tink" Schumacher, Terry "Mike" Saffern and John Yager.

Thank you: The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque, especially Jenny, Mary, Karen and Chelsea and Sherry from Dr. Khatib's office for all of their care and concern for Carl and the family.

Memorials: A Carl G. Peterson memorial fund has been established.