Stanley Oscar Peterson was born Sept. 18, 1939, the son of Oscar and Mabel (Peterson) Peterson in Cherokee. Stan was raised in Alta, and graduated from the Fairview High School. On June 19, 1960, Stan married Pat Galvin at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. Stan farmed, worked at Walnut Grove, and worked for Wilson/Tyson Foods for 41 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, and was a Pythian. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Stan died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.
Preceding Stan in death were his parents, one sister, Arlene Gosch.
Survivors include his wife Pat of Aurelia, four sons, Barry and his wife Birgit Peterson and their children Annika and Malin of Bloomington, Minn., Bryan and his wife Betty Peterson and their children Lindsay, Mikayla, Jordan, Trista, and Kaden of Seneca, Kan., Brent and his wife Sandi Peterson of Sioux Rapids, and Bradley Peterson of Sergeant Bluff. Also surviving are one sister, Betty Peterson of Tampa, Fla., two brothers, Bernard and his wife Carol Peterson of Aurelia, and Marvin and his wife Beverly Peterson of Alta, one brother-in-law, Wayne Gosch of Ida Grove, uncle and aunt, Delbert and Alice Peterson of Storm Lake, and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.