Funeral services for Dale E. Petersen, 87, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Carroll with Rev. Rikki Sorensen officiating. Casket bearers were Paul Ladensack, Adam Schlichte, Chris Petersen, Will Wears, Tyler Petersen, and Matt Petersen. Honorary casket bearers were Dale's sons: Jeff, Jim, and Jon Petersen. Burial was in the Carroll City Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.
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Dale Edward Petersen, age 87, of Carroll was born on Jan. 31, 1929 in Audubon. He was the son of Christian and Lena (Dutler) Petersen and passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Hawkeye Care Center in Carroll.
Dale grew up in Audubon and graduated from Audubon High School in 1948. Following high school he attended ERTI Technical School for Electricians in Omaha. Dale was married to Phyllis Vaughn on March 30, 1952 at the First Christian Church in Red Oak. The couple lived in Red Oak and Council Bluffs before moving to Carroll in 1953. He served in the National Guard for three years. He was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company which later became U.S. West and retired in 1990. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Carroll, the Carroll Country Club, the Telephone Pioneers, he coached Demolay Basketball, and he served on the board of the Carroll Municipal Golf Course for several years. Dale was an avid sports fan and loved having Sunday pro football pools with the family and playing cards and cribbage with the kids and grandkids. He loved the Iowa State Cyclones and the St. Louis Cardinals. Dale was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law Keith DeWitt, and his wife Phyllis in 2015.
Dale is survived by three daughters: Julie DeWitt of Des Moines, Jenni Schlichte and her husband Richard of Carroll, and Jane Ladensack and her husband Paul of Phoenix, AZ; three sons: Jeff Petersen and his wife Francia of Boston, Mass., Jim Petersen and his wife Michelle of St. Louis, Mo., and Jon Petersen of Omaha; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Duane Petersen and his wife Fumiko of Olympia, Wash., and Jerry Petersen and his wife Linda of Audubon; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com
Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home - Carroll
705 N. Carroll St.
Carroll, IA 51401
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Mar. 25 to Apr. 1, 2016