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Joseph B. Peterson

May 11, 1943 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 77)


Joseph B. Peterson,77, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa passed away on May 26, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa.


A private graveside service will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery. A Celebration of Joseph's Life will be held at a later date. Dawson Funeral Services of Wyoming is caring for the family. 


Joseph Burton was born on May 11, 1943 in Anamosa, Iowa to Henry and Leila (Kaufman) Petersen. He graduated from Wyoming High School in 1966 and attended barbers school. After barber school Joseph served in the United States Air Force. Joseph worked for Wilson’s Foods and went on to work at Stickles as a Foreman. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Cedar Rapids Moose Lodge and the American Legion Post #722. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.


Those left to cherish his memories are his significant other of over 20 years Clare “Mutz” Coder, four children; Susan (Bill) Peterson of Arlington, Shane  Peterson of Cedar Rapids, Sonda Kelchen of Monticello, Joe Peterson of Anamosa, ten grandchildren, many great grandchildren, a sister Dorothy Hodgson of Dixon, Illinois and three brothers; David Petersen of Texas, Dan (Virg) Petersen of Manchester, Eric Petersen of Monticello, Paul Petersen of Idaho and many nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents and a son Scott.


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