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“On behalf of the Kozlik family, past and present, my (our) deepest sympathies. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Carol Kozlik - Iowa City, IA

“My sincere sympathy at Chuck's death. I have many happy memories of him and will always think of his smile and laugh. He will be missed by many. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Karen Swanson - Dayton, IA

Charles A. Peterson, 87, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 21, 2016, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Pastor Arhiana Shek will officiate. Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 20, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Charles Arthur Peterson was born on December 11, 1928, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Wesley and E. Lucille (Olson) Peterson. He graduated with the Stratford High School class of 1946.

On October 21, 1950, Charles was united in marriage to Geraldine Marietta Carlson at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Jeff and Colleen.

Chuck and Gerry established their home on a farm southeast of Dayton where they have lived and farmed since 1952. Chuck had the honor of being granted a patent for developing a wagon end gate latch in 1966.

Chuck was an active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and had served on the Church Council as well as the Dayton Cooperative Elevator Board. Chuck and Gerry were former members of the Dayton Golf & Country Club, loved to travel, and spent their winters in Arizona for 30+ years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and helping Jeff on the family farm. He also enjoyed woodworking.

Among the survivors are his wife of 65 years, Gerry Peterson of Dayton, Iowa; son, Jeff (Pat) Peterson of Dayton, Iowa; daughter, Colleen Peterson Grace (John Grace) of Iowa City, Iowa; 4 grandchildren, Katie (Ben) VanSickle, Jill (Steve) Bintz, Ruth Grace, and Evan Grace; 6 great-grandchildren, Maddie, Cale, and Molly VanSickle, and Paige Holmes, Parker and Paisley Bintz; and one sister, Maxine McLeish of Cherokee Village, Arkansas.

His parents, and two brothers, Quentin Peterson and Maurice Peterson, preceded him in death.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.