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Larry D. Peterson

Larry D. Peterson

Larry D. Peterson, age 68, of Hartford, SD, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. Visitation will be at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, January 28, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 pm, at the Miller Funeral Home Hartford Chapel, 600 South Western Avenue, Hartford, SD. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 29, at Central Valley Church, 105 South Main Avenue, Hartford, SD.

Larry Don Peterson was born June 11, 1945 in Hawarden, IA, to Alvin and Marjorie (Carlson) Peterson. He received his early education in the local area. Larry and his family moved to South Dakota, and he graduated from Canova High School in 1963. In 1964 Larry married his high school sweetheart Linda (Kampshoff) and after many years together they amicably parted ways. After a few years of a new found youth, he danced his way into Eileens heart and they married in 1997.

Larry worked for many different companies in his career, which included being the Manager at the Cenex in Salem, owning the Coast-to-Coast Store in Hartford, and working at Menards for a few years. Ill health forced Larry to retire early, in 2005. Larry would live the rest of his life with some medical disabilities.

Larry had many hobbies which included his love of hunting, fishing, camping, and restoring old vehicles. He was especially proud of his 1964 Chevy Impala.

Those left to cherish Larrys memory include: his wife, Eileen; Linda (Kampshoff) Peterson, his daughter, Lynn (Michael) Wahle of Mitchell, SD; step-sons, Chad (Amy) Lupkes of Hartford, and Eric (Tammy) Lupkes of Hartford; nine grandchildren; Derek Wahle, Nicholas Wahle, Jacob Wahle, Blake Lupkes, Abbi Vitek, Chaston Lupkes, Kadence Lupkes, Teagan Lupkes, and Jaysa Lupkes. Also grateful for sharing his life are: Vince (Theresa) Persing, Kathleen (Lloyd) Bullerman, Lois (Lorne) Bullerman, Leland (Judy) Persing, Colleen (Dennis) Somnis, Lynn (Bill) Lupkes, Marian (Dan, Sr) Diekmann, Phyllis (Tom) Scholtes, JoAnn (Rod) Burkard, LeAnn (Doug) Onken, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Larry is preceded in death by: his parents, Alvin and Marjorie; his two Aunts, Ione Peterson and Marilyn (Bernard) Wilson, and two brothers-in-law Lorne Bullerman and Bill Lupkes.