Paul A. Peterson
JESUP – Paul A. Peterson, 83 years old of Jesup, IA, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, at UnityPoint – St. Luke’s Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Paul Andrew Peterson was born September 2, 1934, in Jesup, the son of Clarence Chris Peterson and Alta Leone (Miles) Peterson. He graduated from Jesup High School with the class of 1952. On August 19, 1953, he was united in marriage to Betty Ann Luloff at the Zion Lutheran Church – Jubilee, rural LaPorte City. Together they ran the Peterson Hardware Store in Jesup. Paul was a member of the Jesup Volunteer Fire Department, the former secretary and treasurer of the Cedar Crest Cemetery Association, and a member of Zion Lutheran Church – Jubilee.

Paul is survived by one daughter, Marilyn (Craig) Frush of Jesup, IA; one son, David (Jody) Peterson of Jesup, IA; four grandchildren, Chad (Staci) Frush of Elk Run Heights, Sarah (Brian) Larson of Jesup, IA, Matthew (Alicia) Peterson of Hudson, Meghan (Justin) Birdnow of McGregor, IA; and 10 great-grandchildren, Blake and Kallie Frush, Alexis and Alaina Larson, Evelyn, Mackenzie, and Claire Birdnow, Isaac and Sophie Peterson, and Alissa Wade.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty; and sister, Helen Marie Dewey.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. – Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church – Jubilee, rural LaPorte City, IA, with Rev. Michael G. Ashman officiating. Music was by Cassie Gorman and Todd Rohlfsen. Casket bearers were Steve Hanson, Jerry Pint, Tom McGlaughlin, Dale Delagardelle, Richard Mott and Richard Bucknell. Burial was at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, with Fireman Honors conducted by the Buchanan County Fireman’s Funeral Honor Guard.

Visitation was from 4–8 p.m., Wednesday, December 6 at White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, and for an hour before services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family or a charity of the donor’s choice.

White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
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