Ira D. PetersonIra D. Peterson, 82, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Souris Valley Care Center, Velva, ND.
Ira D. Peterson
Ira D. Peterson, 82, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Souris Valley Care Center, Velva, ND.
Ira Donald Peterson was born January 12, 1929, the son of Irving and Mabel (Bakke) Peterson in Grand Forks, ND. They moved to rural Emerado, ND when he was young.
On June 1, 1957, he married Bernadette Hutton at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Manvel, ND. He lived and farmed for many years in Fairfield Township. He taught himself how to weld, build and fix anything. He served as the Fairfield Township Supervisor for 39 years. Ira enjoyed traveling and seeing beautiful scenery. They went on many trips including Ireland, Alaska, Niagara Falls, and camping at many national parks. He also enjoyed music and trips to the Grand Ole Opry and Branson, but his favorite was having his grandchildren come visit.
He is survived by his wife Bernadette; sons David (Renee) Peterson of Velva, ND, Robert (Lisa) Peterson of Grand Forks, ND; daughter, Annette (Curt) Beattie of Hannaford, ND; grandchildren, Cassidy, Christopher, and Olivia Peterson, Logan and Taylor Peterson, Megan and Beau Beattie; a sister, Betty Wasick of Palos Verdes, CA and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Vincent and Duane Peterson; sisters, Margaret Sharpe and Lola McCormick.
Mass of Christian Burial: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday with a 7:00 p.m vigil service in the Gregory J. Norman - Norman Funeral Chapel. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Saturday.
Burial: St. Timothy's Catholic Cemetery, Manvel, ND, in the spring.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, So. Washington St.)