Roger Allan Peterson was born July 26, 1944 in Vermillion, to parents Arnold and Alice (Davis) Peterson. He died Oct. 20, 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the Good Samaritan Center in Centerville, at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 24 days.
Roger graduated from Vermillion High School in 1962. He married Jean Halsted on Oct. 6, 1962. The couple made their home in Centerville. Roger began working for the Bank of Centerville and retired there after 40 years.
Roger was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church where he directed the church choir for many years. He was a past member of the Centerville Fire Department and the Rotary Club. He enjoyed cooking, growing pumpkins, raising pheasants, and wood working. He also loved music, having played and sang in bands over the years and sang at many weddings and funerals. His greatest joy was visiting with his friends and spending time with his family. Roger touched the lives of many people with his kindness and warm personality and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold.
He is survived by his mother, Alice Peterson, Centerville; wife, Jean Peterson, Centerville; daughter, Teresa Berg, Centerville; son, Mark (Holly) Peterson, Tea; five grandchildren, Jerrad (Nikki), Kristen, Coleman, Max and Estella; two great grandchildren, Alexsis and Zackary; brother, Doug (Shirley) Peterson, Beresford; sister Char (Arlin) Beeck, Akron, IA; brother-in-law, Jim (Di) Halsted, Little Sioux, IA;
nine nieces and nephews and countless friends.
A funeral mass was held 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Centerville with burial following in Riverview Cemetery, rural Centerville. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church with a wake service beginning at 7 p.m. www.wassfuneralhome.com