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Herbert G. Peterson

April 4, 1926 — May 9, 2018

Herbert G. Peterson

Herbert G. Peterson, 92 of Forest City, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 246 South Clark St., Forest City with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating.

A visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church.

Burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery in Forest City, Iowa with Military Honors performed by the Forest City American Legion #121.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Winnebago Historical Society.

Herb was born on April 4, 1926 in Mt. Valley Township, son of Wilfred and Eleanor (Jones) Peterson. He attended schools in Mt. Valley and Forest City High School. After graduating in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific until the end of the war. He returned to Forest City and joined his father on the family farm. On January 19, 1947, he married Bonna Otis in Forest City.

After years of working for Standard Oil as a farm agent and customer service manager at Winnebago Industries, he considered his 15 years of driving a school bus for Forest City schools as his favorite job.

Survivors include his wife, Bonna of Forest City; children, David (Patti) of Colorado Springs, CO, Susan (Marty) Tendler of St. Louis, MO, Steve (Tina) of Grand Junction, CO and Jim (Cindy) of Minneapolis, MN; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and his sister, Janice Knudtson of Forest City.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger who died in WWII; his sister, Miriam and brother-in-law, Ed Knudtson.
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