Edwin Ellard Peterson 1922 - 2011 Louisburg, Mo.
Funeral service for Edwin Ellard Peterson, 89, Louisburg, will be at 2 p.m. today at Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home, 303 N. Maple, Buffalo. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Louisburg.
Mr. Peterson died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his home in Louisburg.
He was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Gunn City, the son of Otto and Maggie McCaslin Peterson. He grew up and was educated in the Wood Hill area.
Mr. Peterson joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served on the West Coast during World War II. In 1951, he moved to Eudora, Kan., to work as a carpenter at the Sunflower ordnance plant, where he remained for 18 years. Mr. Peterson stayed in the Eudora area for 50 years where he farmed and built several houses. He also owned and managed rental properties for several years. He moved to the Louisburg area in 1999.
Mr. Peterson enjoyed reading, fishing and observing wildlife.
He married Rosie Ann Taylor on May 4, 1941. She survives of the home. They shared almost 70 years together.
Other survivors include two daughters, Pearl Henrikson and husband Bob, Louisburg, and Kay Pesnell and husband Leon, Eudora; two sons, Larry and wife Joanne, Berryton, Kan., and Tony and wife Debbie, Eudora; two brothers, Charles Peterson, Fresno, Calif., and Earnest Henderson, Springfield; a sister, Shirley Dame, Phillipsburg; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Marvin and Lloyd Davis and Donald Peterson.