Maurice Raymond Peterson, age 96, of Albert City entered into Glory to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday March 2, 2022 , while at the Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. To watch a livestream of the service, click on the following link and enter password: funeral. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81169300603?pwd=ZXNLQ2Y0L1d5YU55ckdlQUVqWllmZz09 Visitation will be held Friday, March 11, 2022 from 5- 7:00 pm at the Sliefert Funeral Home in ALBERT CITY. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of arrangements.
Maurice Raymond Peterson was born October 8, 1925 in the family home to Emmanuel and Agnes (Larson) Peterson, He was the third child of their six children, and learned to farm from his father growing up. While in high school Maurice played and excelled in football and basketball. He played trumpet in the band and sang in the choir. He graduated from Albert City High School in 1944, and enlisted at once into the U.S. Navy, where he served aboard a mortar ship until June of 1946. During his time in the Navy, Maurice experienced especially the Philippines, Okinawa, and finally Japan itself at War’s end. Dad has many stories he’s shared, including minor hits on their ship,, watching the desperate Kamikaze dives at their fleet, and doing mine sweeps/detonations on Japanese shoreline waters. Maurice shared that he found added strength and peace to his faith early upon enlistment on board ship, and his faith only strengthened thereafter throughout his lifetime. Maurice courted and married Joyce Nordlund upon his return back home on March 19, 1949 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. Together, they were blessed with four sons; Lloyd, Daniel, Raymond, and Gordon. Maurice and Joyce spent their entire married lives proudly farming for 51 years out of their 68 years of faithful marriage. He was also an Asgrow Seed Dealer for many years. Maurice was a faithful member of the Evangelical Covenant Church his entire lifetime, where he enjoyed many years in the choir, a member of the men’s quartet, and shared in several other men’s groups and committees. He was also an active member in the community serving with the Albert City Legion, served on the Albert City Co-op Elevator Board, and the A.C. Threshermans. Maurice enjoyed collegiate sports, especially the Hawkeyes and Cyclones. Maurice was very adamant about Joyce and him taking time attending their sons' sporting events and activities. He treasured yearly family vacations each Summer in August once the bean fields were finished walking. Maurice and Joyce later enjoyed traveling together on several trips, including Sweden where they re-connected with their heritage and relatives. Maurice so loved and enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Maurice’s life is cherished and celebrated by his family which includes his sons and daughters-in-law: Lloyd (Nancy) Peterson of Cleghorn, Iowa; Daniel (Nan) Peterson of Ventura, Iowa; Raymond Peterson of Clear Lake, Iowa; and Gordon (Donna) Peterson of Clear Lake, Iowa; 10 grandchildren: Ross (Kristen) Peterson; Kimberly Peterson; Seth (Evie) Peterson; Alicia Anderson; Tyler (Beka) Peterson; Matthew (Nicole) Peterson; Jason (Megan) Peterson; Bethany (Andrew) Monson; Mark (Taylor) Peterson; Kristi (Erik) Hahn; 18 great grandchildren; brothers: Glenn Peterson of Sherman, Texas; Kenneth (Peg) Peterson of Moneta, Virginia; sister: Eunice Montgomery of Stuttgart, Arkansas; and other extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce (the love of his life); his parents: Emmanuel and Agnes; a brother: Myrle, a sister: Norma; and a grandson-in-law: Justin Anderson.
Blessed be the memory of Maurice Raymond Peterson.
Memorials can be made in Maurice's name to the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City , Twin Lakes Christian Center, and One Vision.
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