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Darwin "Pete" Petersen

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Petersen, Darwin "Pete"
beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away October 25, 2015 in Sun City, Arizona at the age of 85. He was born in 1930 in Des Moines, IA. Pete is survived by his lovely bride of 63 years, Jean, his sons, Bruce Petersen of Inver Grove Heights, MN, and Dr. Mark (Brenda) Petersen of Ninety Six, SC, and Daughter Cheryl (Julien) of Coon Rapids, MN. He is also survived by two grandsons, Perry Nichols and Anthony Nichols from Rosemount, MN. Pete was a 1952 graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, IA, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1953, he worked as an executive at Honeywell, Inc. and retired in the position of Executive Vice President after 38 years. Pete was a 50 year member Master Mason of Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Illinois and a member of the Elks Lodge. Pete touched the lives of many, most importantly his family and he impacted many over the course of his lifetime. Pete and Jean were members of Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria; Pete was a man of Christ and honored the Lord. There will be a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church, in Peoria, AZ, with a private internment following the celebration. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Peace Lutheran Church 18265 N. 84th Avenue, Peoria, AZ.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 28, 2015
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