Gary Luther Peterson

Gary Luther Peterson

December 25, 1941 – July 13, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Luther and Fern; brothers, Gene and David. Survived by wife, Marilyn; brother, Lloyd; son, Matt Peterson (Nancy); three grandchildren: Derek, Liese and Annika; many other relatives and friends. Gary loved his wife, his family, his friends.  Events like Husker football, Indy 500, and Lancer hockey were simply his essence. He was a prankster who lived life to the fullest. Come celebrate his life with us.

VISITATION: Friday, July 20th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, July 21st at 11am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5015 S. 80th St., Ralston. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Sunday, July 22nd at 2pm at Gowrie Township Cemetery in Gowrie, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church, An Angel’s Touch, or Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.



  • Cindy Youngquist Posted July 17, 2018 2:14 pm

    my symjpathy

  • Jim Peterson Posted July 17, 2018 8:59 pm

    Very sorry to hear this news. Sympathy to you all. Jim and Pat

  • Bruce Robert Johnson Posted July 18, 2018 8:55 am

    So sorry to hear. Condolences to all the family. He will be missed.

  • John and Donna Lozano Posted July 18, 2018 11:02 am

    Very sorry to hear this. Our condolences to the wife and family of Gary.

  • Bob Mathine and family Posted July 18, 2018 2:41 pm

    Our sympathy to Marilyn, Matt and the family. Gary was a good neighbor and friend over the years. He certainly pursued and enjoyed the things in life that he passionately loved.

  • Jeff and Sandy Hoversten Posted July 19, 2018 8:57 am

    Marilyn, Matt and family–our hearts are breaking for you. So saddened to hear about Gary. We always enjoyed our visits with Gary and you and will always remember the jokester that he was. Gary always had a smile on his face and was a friend to all. My family still talks about going to the Lancer’s hockey game in Waterloo with you guys. Such a fun new experience for us. Sorry we will not be able to make it out to his visitation/funeral this week. We are leaving on vacation on Saturday. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you, Marilyn and Matt as you lay your loved one to rest. Cherish all your memories of him close to your heart!

  • Doran Green-Pearce Posted July 19, 2018 3:14 pm

    Marilyn: I’m so very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. The kids (Jeris, Marty and Shelbi) and I have such fond memories of Gary at the Lancer Hockey games and going out with the group after to eat. We’re so extremely sorry for your loss and hope all your memories of Gary help ease your pain and please know that you have your angel in heaven looking over you! Doran Green-Pearce, Jeris McClure, Marty Jensen and Shelbi Jensen

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