Dr. William Charles "Bill" Peterson (1939 - 2016)

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A memorial service for Dr. William "Bill" Peterson, 77, was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Exira Christian Church in Exira. Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, was in charge of arrangements.
Dr. William "Bill" Charles Peterson was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Exira, to parents Weir "Scoop" T. and Wynona E. (Avey) Peterson. He lived in Exira and Brayton, in his early years. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State College in 1963. He served in the Air Force for seven years as an Air Force Officer. Upon leaving the service, he later received his chiropractic license in 1979 from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo. He practiced in Missouri, Kansas and Washington. He then served with the Civil Service with the Air Force for 18 years before retiring and moving to Iowa. On Aug. 29, 2004, he married Barbara Majerus in Exira.
Bill loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends, gardening, reading his Bible, and enjoying his pets.
Bill was recently diagnosed with cancer and on Nov. 29, 2016, died at 77 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Exira; children, Kevin Peterson, wife Debi (Shane and Amanda) of Madison, Ala., Erik Peterson (Anthony and Andrew) of Carroll, Les Peterson, wife Audra (Luke) of Johns Creek, Ga., Diana Plorins, husband Jim (Anna and Emily) of Bondurant, and Debbie Schmidt, husband Jim (Brook, Anthony and Mavrick) of Harlan; and great-granddaughter Jersey Lee, (Andrew and Hollie).
He will always be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Rest in peace. We all miss and love you.
Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com.
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Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home - Atlantic
1804 East 7th Street
Atlantic, IA 50022
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on Dec. 9, 2016
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