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Carl Edward Peterson

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Carl Edward Peterson Obituary
Carl Edward Peterson August 25, 1922 - September 30, 2017 Rancho Bernardo Carl Edward Peterson, 95, passed away on September 30, 2017 in Poway, CA. Carl was born in Oklahoma to Charles and Etta Peterson on August 25, 1922. He moved to California during the Great Depression. After attending school, he served in the United States Army during World War II, and was a survivor of both D-Day and Battle of the Bulge. Carl received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.After his distinguished military service, he married Henrietta in 1945 and settled in Tacoma, WA. In 1951, they moved to Santa Monica and later Pacific Palisades, where the family lived for 35 years. In 1987, Carl and Henrietta retired in Rancho Bernardo where he lived the rest of his life.Carl worked as an expert auto body repairman for many decades. He enjoyed bowling with his buddies and gardening. He was known throughout the area for having the most beautiful garden in the entire neighborhood. Nothing would put a gleam in his eyes faster than a compliment about his garden. Carl is survived by his wife, Henrietta; daughter, Carla; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at Friday, October 20, 2017, at 2pm, at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr. San Diego, California, 92122.In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Father Joe's Village, 3340 E Street, San Diego, CA 92102 or my.neighbor.org. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ pomeradonews .
Published in the Pomerado News on Oct. 12, 2017
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