Donald G. Peterson (1930 - 2013)

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West Des Moines

Donald "Pete" Peterson, 83, died from complications of COPD on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church (52nd & Urbandale) in Des Moines with visitation beginning at 9:30 until time of service. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Donald served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He enjoyed his work in radio and TV and also as a sales representative. He retired from Sears in 2003.

Donald married Gladys Sunde in 1953. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Martha (Jim) Ludeking, Sara (Steve) Merkey, Karen Bandy, Deana (Jim) Jacobs and Ann Ruckdaschel; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church or the Salvation Army.


Published in Des Moines Register on Oct. 17, 2013
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