In memory of

John Peterson

March 12, 1941 - July 7, 2019
John Peterson

John Peterson

Born: March 12, 1941
Died: July 7, 2019
Age: 78
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     John Henry Peterson, age 78, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA. John was born on March 12, 1941, near Wall Lake, IA, to John Andrew (Andy) and Violet Vere (Thau) Peterson. He attended school in Odebolt and graduated with the class of 1961.

     John enlisted in the United States Army on November 19, 1963, training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and served overseas in France for a little over a year. He earned the rank of SP4 and was awarded the Marksmanship Award. John was honorably discharged on October 29, 1965.

     When John returned from his military service, he worked on the family farm, drove truck for Reiter Feed in Wall Lake as well as for National Oats Company. He then went to work for Hanson Silo Company out of Lake View and later drove truck for Hallett Materials Company. In 2011, John entered Blackhawk Life Care Center, where he resided until his death.

     John’s favorite hobby was working on his blue ’67 Chevelle SS. He loved anything Chevy, hunting, fishing, and picking on the girls at the care center. He was a member of Eilert-Auen American Legion Post No. 133, of Lake View.

     He is survived by his nieces, nephews, many great-nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Violet Peterson; sisters: Virginia Pilloud and Vynola Brotherson; brothers: Alan (Buck) Peterson and Marvin Peterson.




Memorial Services
10:00 a.m., Saturday
July 13, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
One hour prior to the service
9:00 a.m., Saturday
July 13, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:24 AM
“I saw John's obituary in the Chronicle. My heart goes out to all of you in your loss. I was a neighbor back in our childhood days, and a classmate at Odebolt. John was such a nice young man. I just want you to know we don't forget these friends, and I know someday we will be together again in God's beautiful heaven.
With loving sympathy,
- Janis Smith Reinschmidt
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:06 AM
“John Henry (Bear) became a good friend and confidant of mine when he admitted to BHLCC. I loved it when he would come to my office and he would share his stories. And we would call Deb or Jo as he looked forward to share the latest news with them. John was a good honest man and I was Blessed to have known him.”
- Janine Waldrop
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 9:56 AM
“John will be dearly missed. I new him from way back when he worked at Hansen Silo. Always gave him a bad time and of course he gave it right back. Good oh John the bear. I will really miss you already do. ”
- Mary Krusenstjerna
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:49 PM
“We will miss John and his smiley face. ”
- Floyd and Marge Bihrer
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:49 PM
“John is a great man. When ever I see, when I come to work everyday, it always puts a smile on my face. He was the best person in my life. I am going to miss him really bad. ”
- Bradley racobs
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