Eugene Peterson


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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 5:40 pm
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Eugene E. Peterson, 86, of Moline, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Services will be Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Christian Friendliness, Moline.
Gene Peterson was born in Moline on March 12, 1926, to William and Mae Simmons Peterson. On Nov. 21, 1957, in Rock Island, he married Lucy Melinda Ingerson, who survives.
He graduated from the Moline school system and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a woodworker for Strombeck & Becker Manufacturing and was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Moline. He enjoyed mowing grass and shoveling snow.
In addition to his wife, Lucy, survivors include daughter, Elizabeth (Robin) Kizer, Moline; sons, Jody (Shirlee) Peterson, Davenport, and John Peterson, Moline; stepdaughter, Terry Rada, Moline; stepson, Randy (Phylis) Jones, Cuba, Ill.; a brother, Raymond Peterson, Berrien Springs, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Ruth Baker, Rose Schultz and Wilma Sticklen.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wendtfuneralhome.com.












 




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