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Jarvis S. Peterson — Mabel

MABEL — The funeral for Jarvis S. Peterson will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel, with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial will be in Garness Cemetery, with the Mabel American Legion and the VFW providing military rites.

Mr. Peterson, 91, of Mabel, died Thursday (May 15, 2008) at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

He was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, and attended Mabel public schools. During World War II, he served in the European Theater with the Army Air Force as an airplane mechanic specializing in propellers. On Feb. 14, 1946, he married Lorraine Benson at the Mabel Lutheran Parsonage. He graduated from the DeVry Technical Institute of Chicago.

For 33 years, Mr. Peterson maintained the roads for Newburg Township; he retired in 1984. He was a member of Garness Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 299 and the VFW. He enjoyed his family, woodworking, fishing, and friends.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Joan (Donald) Garness of Mabel and Linda (Craig) Pierce of Spring Grove; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Naeda Kiesau Adams, an infant brother, and an infant grandson.

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Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, and an hour before the service Monday at the church.

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