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Chalmer Peterson Callendar

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 8:24 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 10:51 a.m. CDT

Chalmer L. Peterson, 89, of Callendar died Oct. 30, 2013, at Gowrie Care Center.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie. The Rev. James Davis and the Rev. Jon Rollefson will officiate. Burial will be in Gowrie Township Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Peterson Post No. 431 of Gowrie. Visitation will begin 4 p.m. Monday at Palmer Funeral Home, 1016 Church St., Gowrie. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Chalmer Leroy Peterson was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Gowrie.

Chalmer graduated from Gowrie High School.

Chalmer served in the United States Army during World War II.

On Jan. 27, 1950, Chalmer married Doris Campbell in Somers.

The couple farmed in the Callender and Creston areas.

Chalmer was a member of Fulton Lutheran Church in Roelyn, American Legion Peterson Post No. 431 of Gowrie and American Trap Shooting Association.

Chalmer is survived by his wife Doris of Gowrie; daughters, Lynn Peterson of Otho and Bonnie (Greg) Porter of Callender; son Alan (Dorine) Peterson of Creston; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brad) Johnson, Kris (Matt) Breton, Travis Mathis and Aaron (Daniell) Peterson; great-grandchildren, Chandler and Aubrey Peterson; and sister Doris (Don) Olson of Clearwater, Fla.

Chalmer was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Lavina (Bloomquist) Peterson; and brother Luther “Pete” Peterson.

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