Larry Petersen

Larry Petersen

August 21, 1943 - May 23, 2021
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Larry Alan Petersen, 77, of Clinton, Iowa passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Honoring his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with a celebration of his life taking place from 3 pm to 5 pm on Friday, May 28, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Drive). Burial takes place at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Larry was born August 21, 1943 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Elmer and Arline (Dierks) Petersen. He was a 1961 graduate of Elvira High School. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War - stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Larry was united in marriage to Jeanora Sobers on December 10, 1983 in Clinton, Iowa.

Larry was a Union Carpenter working for Contracting Corp. of Illinois (CCI), based in Moline, Illinois. Larry was a past member of the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Clinton County Club, where he enjoyed many rounds of golf, and also a member of the AMVETS, the Eagles Club and the Moose Club.

Larry loved socializing with family and friends, were he often applied his dry sense of humor, which resulted in friends not knowing if he was joking or not – mostly joking. Larry grew up on a farm which honed his ability to build and fix pretty much anything. That skill led him to becoming a proficient carpenter. However, his skill set was not left at work, Larry would always make himself available to family or friends who were in need of something fixed, repaired or built – he was their “go-to guy” for help. When not helping others, he enjoyed working on projects in his basement, going to truck and tractor pulls, traveling to Las Vegas with his wife or just tending to his yard and flower garden.

Larry is survived by his wife Jeanora of Clinton; two brothers Dave (Diane) Petersen of Goose Lake and Loren (Karen) Petersen of Elvira; one sister – Bonnie Dahl of Grinnell, Iowa; with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother in-law Greg Dahl and one sister in-law – Donna Burn.

Memorials made can be directed to The Clinton Humane Society.
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Phyllis Peters

Posted at 09:47am
Very sorry for your loss. Cherish all your memories.
Phyllis Peters

Jean Luett

Posted at 11:01am
We wish to send our condolences to Larrys family. We fondly remember many good times knowing Larry thru the years. Always friendly and honest earning respect from friendships. A great guy gone to soon. Sincerely Jim and Jean Luett

Nancy Eggers

Posted at 12:27pm
Our condolences to the family. Ken and Nancy Eggers

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