Allen R. Petersen - 76
12/17/1938 - 8/22/2015
Goose Lake, Iowa
Allen R. Petersen age 76 of Goose Lake, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City from complications of Multiple Myeloma. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday Aug. 27th at the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Wednesday Aug. 26th from 3 to 7 PM at the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his grandchildren, Erick, Alyssa, and Nicholas Anderson, Allen, Tyler, and Ryan Ketelsen, Nathaniel and Samuel Lueders. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Allen was born on Dec. 17, 1938 in Clinton, the son of Glenn and Harriet (Henricksen) Petersen. He graduated from Miles High School in 1957 and attended Clinton Community College. Allen married Lavonne Peters on Feb. 8, 1959 in Clinton. He farmed his whole life. He was a member of Elvira Zion Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council; the Low Moor Lions Club, where he enjoyed cooking; and the Clinton County Beef and Pork Producers. He was a pioneer in Clinton County to use the “No Till Farming” method, which is still done to this day. He was also a seed salesman for the Mycogen Company.
Allen enjoyed going to the Goose Lake C-Store for coffee each morning; fishing with family and friends; his family fish fry; spending quality time with his grandchildren and going to their sporting events; and hunting, especially for coyote. Allen had a gift to be able to talk to anyone and was a loving man who “never met a stranger”. He will always be remembered as a proud man, who was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Allen is survived by his wife, Lavonne Petersen of Goose Lake; three daughters, Laurie (Jeff) Anderson of Clinton, JoEllen (Travis) Ketelsen of DeWitt, and Kristin (Ernie) Lueders of Clinton; 8 grandchildren, Allen (Amanda), Erick, Alyssa, Nicholas, Tyler, Nate, Ryan, and Sam; a great grandson, McLain; a brother, Dale (Diane) Petersen of Miles; two sisters, Judith (Carlie) Seamer and Susan Raser both of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Ray Raser, and a niece, Tammy Petersen.
Visitation will be held Wednesday Aug. 26th from 3 to 7 PM at the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday Aug. 27th at the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.View Allen R. Petersen's Guestbook