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Dale Peterson

August 12, 1927 — March 23, 2018

Dale A. Peterson, 90, of Chippewa Falls, town of Hallie, died Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family and while under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.

He was born August 12, 1927 in Chippewa Falls to Ruth (Modine) and Alvin Peterson. He attended Pleasant Hour Elementary School and graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School, class of 1945. He also received his Wisconsin State Farmers Degree in 1945.

Dale worked as a road grader for the town of Hallie from 1948-49, and also farmed until he joined the U.S. Army in 1950. He served in Korea during the Korean Conflict, driving truck to the front lines.

After being honorably discharged from the military, Dale returned to Chippewa Falls and farmed by himself until 1960, when he partnered with his brother, David under the name “Midway Farms,” a name registered by their grandfather in his farming days. Dale retired in 1992.

Dale was an active member of Chippewa Falls American Legion Post 77 and VFW Post 1038; a member of the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council; member of Forty and Eight 524; member of the Chippewa Farmers Union Coop Board from 1978-88; was on the Board of Directors for the River Country Coop from 1988-93; and a member of the Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery Board in Eau Claire since 2002. Dale was proud to be escorted by his son, Greg, on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in October 2015.

Dale was a morning regular at McDonald’s in Chippewa Falls, where he enjoyed the camaraderie of friends in solving all the world’s problems. Once a farmer, always a farmer, Dale enjoyed being outdoors and doing yardwork with his John Deere tractor. He also enjoyed bowling and was on a league for many years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching tennis, golf, baseball, basketball and of course, loved cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Above all, Dale was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren.

He will be missed by his wife of 53 years, Dona of Chippewa Falls; daughter, Pamela (Michael) Nazer of Somerset; sons, Paul (former wife, Melissa), Greg (Carmen), all of Chippewa Falls; five grandchildren, Caitlin Nazer, Ryan, Zachary, Ayva and Abigail Peterson; sisters-in-law, Sadiemae Peterson of Chippewa Falls, Jeanne Hebert of Chippewa Falls, Margaret Peterson of Malone, Wis.; his beloved dog Teddy; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lois Peterson; five brothers, Robert, Donald, David, Richard and Weldon Peterson; and sisters-in-law, Beverly and Jackie Peterson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 28 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with Pastor Jamie Brieske officiating. Interment with military honors conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council will follow at the Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls with a military walk-through at 5 p.m. A visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.

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  • Interment with military honors conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council will follow at the Scandinavian Cemetery on Omaha Street in Eau Claire.
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