Clarence "Pete" Peterson |

Clarence "Pete" Peterson

Clarence “Pete” Peterson of Fruita died Friday, July 4, 2003, at the Veteran’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 88.

He was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Bredenburg, Saskatoon, Canada, to Lewis and Augustine Peterson.

He served in World War II, and was deployed for three years in the South Pacific theater.

Mr. Peterson worked as a building contractor in Minnesota and Colorado.

He was a small-aircraft pilot and enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting and music. He was part of a small band that did volunteer entertainment.

Mr. Peterson was a happy, generous, enthusiastic and patriotic man who brought joy to others.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Peterson; by a daughter, Reynee Peterson; and by a brother, Harvey Peterson.

Mr. Peterson is survived by sisters Dorys Braden of Springfield, Mo., Frances Korba and Vivianne Rak, both of Minneapolis, Fern Newman of Deerwood, Minn., Betsy Rosolack of Carbondale, and Donna Jean Hane of Backus, Minn.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 13, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

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