In Memory of

Paul H. Peterson

September 13, 1927 - November 2, 2021
From: Callender, IA

     Paul H. Peterson passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at the Villa Cottages, Fort Dodge at the age of 94.  A Funeral Service is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender, with Pastor Deb Stano and Pastor Greg Stano officiating. Burial will be at the Callender Cemetery. Visitation is set for Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 4:00 at the church.  Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.

     Paul was born on September 13, 1927, to Percy and Inger (Heggen) Peterson at Callender.  He was baptized Sept. 25, 1927. In 1943 he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Our Saviour’s where he was a life-long member attending many Bible Study groups.  He married Arlene Scharf on Sept. 6, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ft. Dodge. They raised their family on a Holstein dairy farm west of Callender until 1974 when they sold the herd and moved east of Gowrie and he did custom farming with his sons. In 1991 they moved to Callender.  Arlene passed away in 1999.
     Paul graduated from Somers High School, was a 4-H leader, served on many boards beyond the local church—Ingham/Okoboji Bible Camp, Outside Council of Church of the Damascus Road, prison ministry, and took several mission trips to Mexico.  A true Norwegian, he enjoyed three trips to Norway, and fishing trips with his brothers and other family members.  He loved tending to his flowers.  He retired from farming in 2010.  On Sept. 26, 2010, he married Betty Lane and they resided in Callender.  After Betty’s passing in Oct. 2020, he moved to the Villa Cottages where he resided.
     Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Arlene, son Roger, infant daughter Ruth Ann, infant great-granddaughter Andrine Marburger, second wife Betty, and brother Phillip & sister-in-law Marilyn, and two infant nieces Nina and Kristine Peterson, sister-in-law Joann Scharf and nephew James Scharf. 
     Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Kent (Kim) Peterson of Callender and Kevin (Jan) Peterson of Boxholm; his daughter Rachel Peterson of Callender; and daughter-in-law Linda Peterson of Fort Dodge; six grandchildren, Jodi (Jeff) Delaney of Ft. Dodge, Jenny (Phil) Marburger of Malvern, Amy (Cory) Donahe of Humboldt, Aaron Peterson of Ft. Dodge, Alissa (Chris) Erickson, and Anna (Bobby) Nalean of Des Moines;  great grandchildren, Kristen, Matt, & Katie Delaney;  Ahren, Madi, Ailey & Shaelynn Marburger;  Rylie, Cael & Kacey Donahe, Montana Peterson;  Brayden & Liberty Erickson; along with 4 step grandchildren;  17 step great grandchildren; and 3 step great-great grandchildren; brother David (Evie) of Lafayette, Illinois;  bother-in-law Raymond (Nancy) Scharf of Fort Dodge; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Wednesday
November 10, 2021
Our Saviours Lutheran Church
Callender, Iowa
Pastor Greg Stano
Pastor Deb Stano
Aaron Peterson    
Jeff Delaney    
Cory Donahe
Chris Erickson    
Phil Marburger    
Bobby Nalean
4:00 p.m. - Tuesday
November 9, 2021
Our Saviours Lutheran Church
Callender, Iowa
Andrea Bodholdt
Matt Delaney
“Wayfaring Stranger”
Anna Nalean
“How Great Thou Art”
“The Lord’s Prayer”
Callender Cemetery
Callender, Iowa


Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:05 PM
“I was so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a good man and neighbor. I know you will have many good memories to console you during time.”
- Tom Ellis

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 9:35 AM
“We both are sorry for your lose. Always remember the good times you have had with your father, grandfather and great grandfather. ”
- Dave and Myra Hanson

Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 7:47 AM
“Our condolences to David & Evie and all of Paul’s family. Many fond memories of visiting Breezeland Farm and cousins Paul, Phillip, & David. Working on the farm one summer when I was 15, riding in the Cessna 140, and overall in awe of my cousins who were always optimistic, hard working, and joking with each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless you all and the many memories you have of your brother and father as he now joins his Heavenly Father!”
- Dick & Cathy Lee

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 3:50 PM
“Our sympathy to the Peterson family. We valued our friendships for many years. He has a family he can be proud of. He had a good long life.”
- Gene & Lorraine Black

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