Private First Class Lloyd Arnold Petersen

Private First Class Lloyd Arnold Petersen was born on November 12, 1916 in Mt. Auburn, IA and died December 22, 2015 in Denver, IA.

entered the United States Army on January 20, 1941, in Fort Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged on November 1, 1945 in Fort Leavenworth, KS.

is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Denver, Iowa and can be located at

Obituary

Lloyd Arnold Petersen, 99, of Denver, IA, passed away Tuesday night, December 22, 2015, at the Denver Sunset Home in Denver.

Lloyd was born on November 12, 1916, in Mt. Auburn, Iowa, the son of John and Anna (Passick) Petersen. He attended school and graduated from Mt. Auburn High School. In 1941, he entered the United States Army. He served in the Pacific with the 1st Medical Regiment until his honorable discharge in 1945. On October 26, 1947, Lloyd was united in marriage to Berdine Doepke. The couple made their home near Denver, and farmed until his retirement in 1989. Berdine died in March of 1995, and Lloyd continued to live on the farm until 2014, when he moved to the Denver Sunset Home.

Lloyd was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ – Mt. Vernon Twp., the Acker Matthias American Legion Post #653 in Denver, and the Wayne Teisinger VFW Post #5661 in Readlyn. He enjoyed life as a farmer which included raising crops and livestock. His hobbies consisted of farm sales, gardening, square dancing, playing cards, and collecting antiques. He proudly went on the Honor Flight to Washington DC.

Lloyd is survived by two daughters, Gloria (Larry) Hummel of Cedar Falls, IA, and Glenda (Tom) Kuhn of Forest City, IA; two sons, Ken (Sharon) Petersen of Mound City, MO, and Brian “Pete” Petersen of Fairmont, MN; 12 grandchildren, Kirk Hummel, Kim (Jason) Thiesse, Sara (Jason) Gerlach, Maria (Greg) Bell, Matthew Kuhn, Patrick Kuhn, Isaac Kuhn, Emilie (Van) Hardy, Ellery (Guy) Smith, Nicholas (Tina Clarke) Petersen, Cole Petersen and Jordan Petersen; 10 great-grandchildren, Natali Thiesse, Colin Thiesse, Carson Gerlach, Logan Gerlach, Brett Bell, Haiden Hardy, Carver Hardy, Calvin Smith, Isaiah Smith and Cade Smith; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Irene Neuberger. He was preceded in death by Berdine; his parents; one brother, Vern Petersen; and two sisters, Inez Brandhorst, and Vera Burrows.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at St. Paul’s U.C.C. – Mt. Vernon Twp., with Pastor Bob Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Denver, with Military Rites conducted by the Acker-Matthias American Legion Post #653 of Denver. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver from 4 to 7 pm. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family. 319-984-5379 – See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Lloyd-Arnold-Petersen/Denver-IA/1573455#sthash.iewqI7Pa.dpuf

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Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: December 22, 2078.