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LeRoy Peterson
Oct. 15, 1924 Jan. 9, 2011


LeRoy Peterson was born in Tekamah, Nebraska on the 15th day of October, 1924.  LeRoy entered his heavenly home on Sunday the 9th  and was welcomed by his daughter, Karen who preceded him in 1946.  He was 86.  The son of Leslie and Irene Peterson.  LeRoy was raised in Nebraska, he graduated from Tekamah high school and had attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He served as a medic in the US Army and the occupation of Japan after WWII.  He was married to Alice Loftis on December 16 1944 in Tekamah, they just celebrated their 66th wedding  anniversary. While living in Nebraska he had worked as a farmer, they moved to Columbia Falls, Montana in 1954 where he worked in the sawmills and aluminum plant.  In 1975 they moved to Salem, together they had a vending business.  He retired and drove school bus for  Salem schools.  He had also worked at the Salem Hospital in the maintenance dept., then as a crossing guard for Salem schools retiring at age 83.  He enjoyed Spending time with his family, music and singing, reading and playing cards.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and had served many years as a Deacon.

LeRoy is survived by his beloved wife, Alice; daughters, Jan (Mike) Wickstrom, Kathy (Asa) Hurley and Suzi Simonsen all of Salem;  brothers, Peter of Colorado Springs, Colorado & Delbert of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters, Veda Abbott of Minnesota and Vada Cassell of Escondido, California; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 15th at 2:00 pm at the Capital Baptist Church, Salem. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


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