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Rudy Petersen

Friday, May 11, 2012
2:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Home Chapel
830 2nd St. N.E.
Hartley, IA 51346

Saturday, May 12, 2012
1:30 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
60 N. Central Ave.
Hartley, IA 51346

Special Services:
Family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening for family visitation hours.

Rudolph (Rudy) Henry Petersen, the son of Julius and Hilda (Stephen) Petersen, was born July 23, 1920, in Royal, IA. He graduated from Hartley High School with the class of 1938. On October 13, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served 33 months in the South Pacific Islands with the B Company 3rd Corps Signal Battalion.

He was united in marriage to Maxine A. McClary on February 12, 1949. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Hartley area until their retirement in 1992.

Farming was deeply rooted in Rudy’s heart, and he loved caring for the land. He also enjoyed gardening, watching Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs baseball games and playing cards with his grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. He passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley on May 8, 2012, having reached the age of 91.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Linda Petersen and Jan Hall; two brothers, Ray Petersen and Rex Petersen.

Survivors include his wife Maxine; two daughters, Peg (Jim) Riddle and Carol Petersen (Clayton Ahsbahs); one son, Steve Petersen (Kelley Fiedler); a son-in-law, Dan Hall; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Bobolz, and brother, Emory (Elsin) Petersen; other relatives and many friends.

A Celebration of Life
Rudy H. Petersen
Born ~ July 23, 1920
Died ~ May 8, 2012
Age ~ 91 years 9 months 18 days

Funeral Service
1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Hartley, Iowa

Officiating ~ Rev. David Ericksen
Organist ~ Donna Ahlers
Congregational Singing
Processional ~“I’m But a Stranger Here” #478
“Amazing Grace” #744
“How Great Thou Art” #801
“Abide With Me” #878
Recessional ~ “Just as I Am” #570

Dave Mogensen Paul Petersen Dave Bobolz
Roger Bobolz Tom Petersen Carl Petersen

Honorary Pallbearers (Grandchildren)
Miranda Hall Ada DeGraaf
Gabe Hall Kyle Flick Kelly Flick
Katie Flick Madison Riddle

Charles Schmidt ~ Duane Kolpin

Pleasant View Cemetery
Hartley, Iowa

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