STERLING – Orin J. Peterson, 89, of Sterling, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Coventry Living Center. He was a life insurance salesman for many years, prior to retirement.
Orin was born May 9, 1924, in Ames, Iowa. He served in the Army. He married Murial C. Clark, on Aug. 23, 1946. Orin loved fishing in Michigan, and playing cards. He was active in the Whiteside County Board and Sterling Kiwanis. He was also a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling.
Survivors include his wife, Murial of Sterling; two sons, Tim (Karen) Peterson of Louisville, Ky. and Brian Peterson of Kansas; one daughter-in-law, Tammy Saenz of Rock Falls; three grandchildren, Lyndsey Peterson of Rock Falls, Katie Peterson of Chicago and Suzanne Peterson of Kansas; and four great-grandchildren, Colton, Carson, Emma and Gracie Peterson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Life Lutheran Church, with the Rev. William Sullivan, pastor, and Reverend Phillip Gronbach officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.
A memorial has been established.
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