Clarence H. Peterson
WAUTOMA- Clarence H. "Pete" Peterson, 73, former Wautoma mayor, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 1992, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
He was born Aug. 19, 1918, in Pine River, the son of Henry and E. Serena Hansen Peterson. He married Phyllis M. DeGolier on Sept. 18, 1943.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Peterson served on the Wautoma City Council from 1957 until 1981 as alderman or mayor. He was employed as maintenance foreman for Speed Queen Corp. for more than 25 years.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and its Men's Fellowship. He was a member of Wolman-Minskey American Legion Post 317, Wautoma, and the Waushara County Historical Society. Mr. Peterson served on the former Waushara County Selective Service Board for more that 15 years and was a member of the Wautoma Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sons, David R. (Dawn) Peterson of Wautoma and Roger A. (Virginia) Peterson of Wausau; one daughter, Lynda (Tom) Sieg of Redgranite; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph S. (Phyllis) Peterson of St. Augustine, Fla., Marvin (Carol) Peterson of Winter Haven, Fla., Scott (Vivian) Peterson of Great Falls, Mont., and one sister, Lorraine (Donald) Pagel of Irving, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Merna.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1992, in Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Virgil Holmes officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Wautoma Union Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Leikness Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at the church.
A memorial has been established.
Phyllis M. DeGolier Peterson
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