VeteranClifford Peterson

Clifford PetersonClifford O. Peterson, 86, of rural Lewistown died at 3:20 a.m. Sept. 9, 2007, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born April 28, 1921, in Van Hook, N.D., a son of Nels and Inga Devold Peterson. He married Virginia Ogden on Dec. 27, 1957, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Kevin Peterson of Mong Mong, Guam; one daughter, Deborah (and Mike) Davis of Munfordville, Ky.; one brother, Ellsworth Peterson of Eugene, Ore.; three sisters, Irene (and Harold) Ellingson of Dexter, Ore., Anna Jacobs of Stanley, N.D., and Leola Hartstrom of Sacramento, Calif.; four step-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Peterson.

He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving in Europe.

He taught school for 19 years in North Dakota, Elgin and Astoria. He later worked 11 years as a lab technician for International Harvestor in Canton before retiring in 1983.

He attended Waterford Union Church, where he taught Sunday school. He was a member of Lewistown Church of the Nazarene and Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1.

He served many years as Waterford Township supervisor and was an election judge. He also was a caretaker for Waterford Cemetery for many years.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lewistown Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Randy Munson and Pastor Ithel Kenser officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery in rural Lewistown with military rites conducted by Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and American Legion Bishop Post 1.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2007