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“To the Wayne Peterson family: You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one.... My husband, Norman Johnson and his family were your...Read More »
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“To the family of Wayne, I'm so sorry for your loss!! I used to be married to Wayne's nephew Scott Peterson. Wayne ALWAYS seemed like a happy go lucky...Read More »
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“I'm so sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Kerrie Kuiper - Burnside, IA

Wayne V. Peterson, 86, of Burnside, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 9, at the Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines.

Wayne's wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Pastor Kay. Christie will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. A private burial will be in the Callender Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Peterson American Legion Post #431, Gowrie. For online obituaries & condolences visit:

Wayne Vernell Peterson was born on April 27, 1930, in Badger, Iowa, the son of G.R. and Annie (Fevold) Peterson. He graduated with the Callender High School class of 1948.

On August 24, 1949, Wayne was united in marriage to Patricia Lois Peterson in the Chapel of St. Olaf's Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. To this union four children were born: Celeste, Wayne II, Myla, and Daymon.

Wayne served his country in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, Wayne returned to Iowa. Wayne and Pat lived briefly in Michigan, Indiana, and later made their home in Denver, Colorado, for many years where Wayne worked as a car salesman for Buckley Brothers Dealership. In 1971, they returned to Webster County, Iowa, and Wayne worked as a general contractor in the construction business and went on to work with his son, Daymon, at Peterson Company for 17 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Celeste (Carl) Christensen of Fertile, Iowa, Myla (Kevin) Waters of Winterset, Iowa; one son, Daymon (Diane) Peterson of Burnside, Iowa; six grandchildren, Bryce Volz, Kyle Volz, Chi (Josh) Martin, Tasia (Alex) Hummel, Cade Christensen, and Mason Peterson; nine great grandchildren, Dez, Deliah, Tristin, Elicee, Justice, Ryker, Sway, Braxton, and Kemper; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Pat on July 18, 1994, son, Wayne II in infancy, three sisters, and five brothers.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.