Donald was born March 29, 1916 in Alsen. He worked for Standard Oil/Amoco Oil as an accounting supervisor for 40 years. During his tenure with Standard Oil/ Amoco, he started in Sioux City, IA, then transferred to Mason City, IA, Des Moines, IA and finally to Kansas City, MO in 1962.
He attended The Univer-sity of South Dakota and Sioux City, IA business college in the 1930s. He served in the Navy during WWII. Mr. Peterson played softball in the 1940s as a player/manager. After retirement he did tax preparation and financial planning for friends and family.
He was an avid follower of the KC Royals, KC Chiefs and KU basketball sports teams. He also loved vegetable gardening and raising flowers. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed serving them his famous homemade waffles for breakfast.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary Rose Peterson, on March 18, 1995; two sisters, Iona Dilley and Avis Ekren; and a brother, Elwin Peterson.
Survivors include a brother, Keith (Jim) Peterson; and a sister, Lorraine Zeller; two sons, Jay Peterson and David Peterson; and a daughter, Carole Robbins; grandchildren, Peter Robbins, Bryan Robbins, Greg Peterson, Amy Peterson, Alicia Peterson, Austin Peterson and Erica Peterson; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Robbins and Brady Robbins.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnewcom ers.com. Arr: D.W. New-comer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Over-land Park, KS 66204, (913) 648-6224.