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Obituaries

Obituaries

Leon Edward Peterson 1920 - 2007 Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City, Mo. - Funeral services for Leon Edward Peterson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.Mr. Peterson died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. He was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Blackwell, Okla. He moved to Kansas City in 1921. He graduated from Westport High School in June 1937.Mr. Peterson served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He served in the 955th Engineering Company, Mapping and Topography, and was honorably discharged. He worked in sales before enlisting and later for Continental Electrical, later purchased by Westinghouse Electric, where he worked until he retired in October 1985. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time at church and with his family and friends.Survivors include three sons, David Edward and Timothy K., both of Topeka, and Grant A., Lawrence; a brother, Emil M. Peterson, Lubbock, Texas; and three grandchildren, Hannah, Carl and Eric Peterson.The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.The family suggests memorials to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, sent in care of D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64133.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.dwnewcomers. com">www.dwnewcomers. com</a>.