|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1926|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2004|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Joseph C Petersen (Little Pete).
Our sweet loving husband, dad, brother and friend, Joseph C Petersen passed away on Jun 8, 2004. He fought and won many battles in his life, but lost the last one due to complications following surgery.
Joe was born September 6, 1926 in Bellevue, Idaho to Eugene Nells and Olive Margaret Jensen Petersen. He enlisted into the Marines at the age of 16 in 1942 and re-enlisted in the Army in 1946. He served his country in World War II with pride and honor. He married Leda E. Farnworth, May 21, 1949 in Blackfoot, Idaho. They moved to Utah where Joe hired on at American Smelting and Refining (KCC)where he spent the next 36 years working at the smelter as a wheelman in the anode department. There he was known as "Little Pete". He retired in 1985 and spent five years puttering in his beautiful garden before going to work for Kmart, where he was known as "The Candy Man", always having a pocket full of candy for others. Dad's passions in life were his family, his garden and always giving to others.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Leda; and his three children, JoLynn (Robbie) Fackrell, Judy (Bob) Peterson and Michael Petersen, all of Magna Utah; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildern with one on the way; and two brothers, Eugene Junior and Julius Adrienne both of CA. Preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, Jesse Beau Fackrell. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 11, 2004 at the Lake Ridge 4th Ward, Magna, Utah. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. Directors: Peel Funeral Home
Obituary from the Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah
Niels Eugene Petersen (1892 - 1972)
Olive Margaret Jensen Petersen (1904 - 1929)
Julius A. Petersen (1924 - 2007)*
Clarence Joseph Petersen (1926 - 2004)
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Created by: WLW
Record added: Dec 24, 2010
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