Harry Peterson Birthday


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Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 12:24 pm
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Harry Peterson, Rock Island, will be honored at an open house in celebration of his 90th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3300 24th St., Rock Island. Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Your presence is the only gift requested.
Harry was born on Dec. 13, 1922. As a navigator during WWII, he flew 40 missions in the South Pacific and was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1946, he married Marion Yager and they just celebrated their 66th anniversary in August.
Their children are Debby (Jim) Braet, Christine (Saad) Ahmed, Bruce (Sherry) Peterson, Pam (Steve) Saunders, Nan Hasenberg, Tom (Phyllis) Peterson and Jim (Jenny) Peterson. There are 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, with two more expected this spring.
Harry was a Rock Island educator for 38 years and has many fond memories of his students, their families and his fellow teachers. He enjoys having coffee and exercising at the Rock Island Fitness Center and vacationing with family and friends at his cabin on the shore of Lake Michigan.












 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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