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Richard "Dick" T. Peterson

I am a Veteran.Richard "Dick" T. Peterson
March 5, 1935 -  July 25, 2018

Richard T. ‘Dick’ Peterson, 83, of Fremont,
died early Wednesday July 25, 2018 in Pathfinder Place, Fremont.

He was born March 5, 1935 in Fremont to Virgil and Thelma (Zorn) Peterson. He grew up in Fremont, attending Fremont Public Schools. He served 38 months in the US Army in Milwaukee, WI. Following his military service, he was in the retail furniture business for 31 years. And before retiring, he worked for NAPA. He was on the Board of Directors of the Dodge County Chapter, American Red Cross, having served as
Chairman and Disaster Committee Chairman among other positions.

On March 8, 1958 he was married to Shirley Mueller, and they had 3 daughters. Shirley died on December 4, 1973. On November 4, 1978, Richard married Deborah ‘Debbie’ Kiffin. Debbie died June 29, 2014. They loved to travel and upon retiring, they tried to fulfill their goal of traveling to all 50 states. They loved their family and had a saying, “You Call, We Haul”, taking grandchildren to ballgames, practice and other transportation as needed. Grandpa was the official “recorder” for the family, video-taping holidays, sports events involving the grandchildren, to preserve precious family memories. He was an avid NFL and NASCAR fan, and enjoyed going to regional dirt track races every summer.

Survivors: 3 daughters – Pat (Kent) Giesselmann, Scribner
Kim (Matt) Sacco, Fremont
Sharon (Jerry) Lind, Queen Creek, Ariz.
6 grandchildren – Matt Giesselmann & Jessica Walsh
Eric Lind & Alex Lind
Brianna Sacco & Logan Sacco
6 great grandchildren – Brigham, Gracie and Robert Giesselmann
Daniel, Emma, Michael Walsh
step-father – Gerald “Jerry” Verbeek, Fremont
He was preceded by his first wife Shirley, and second wife Deborah, 2 grandchildren Ashlea Sukstorf and Natalie Sacco, mother Thelma (Peterson)Verbeek, father Virgil Peterson, and brother Robert Peterson.

The funeral service will be 1 PM Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel. The committal will follow in Memorial Cemetery with the US Flag Presentation and Taps by the Fremont Honor Guard. Visitation at the Ludvigsen Mortuary will be Monday 4 to 8 PM with the family receiving friends 6 to 8 PM.
Memorials are suggested to Kindred Hospice.

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