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Eldon A. Peterson - January 16, 2010


Eldon A. Peterson, 88, longtime Perkins County farmer, died Jan. 16, 2010, at his home.
Eldon was born Nov. 19, 1921 in Grant, Neb., the son of Albert and Sophie Goehry Peterson. Eldon attended rural Perkins County schools and then graduated from Perkins County High School in 1939.
In the early 1940s Eldon had a custom combine wheat crew that harvested from Texas to the Canadian border.
On Oct. 29, 1948 Eldon married Suzie Higgins in Ogallala, Neb. The couple made their home on the Peterson family farm north of Grant in Perkins County. In 1957 Eldon moved a house onto an adjoining section of the farm and they have continued to reside there until his passing.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially his hunting trips to Canada. Eldon was a member of the Grant United Methodist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers Leonard
Peterson and Bernie Peterson.
Survivors include his wife Suzi Peterson of Grant; three sons: Grant Peterson and Elliott Peterson and his wife Angela, all of Grant; and Miles Peterson and his wife Rita of Alva, Okla.; two daughters: Pam and her husband Jeff Jacobson of Lincoln, Neb. and Debbie and her husband Tim Nelson of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandsons: TJ Nelson, Jr. of Salt Lake City; Grant Mikael Peterson, Grady Peterson, and Guy Peterson, all of Alva; Sim Jacobson of Lincoln; and Storm and Jet Peterson of Grant; three granddaughters: Jessica Jacobson of Lincoln and Kathryn and Anni Nelson of Salt Lake City.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Draucker Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Savage of the Grant United Methodist Church officiated.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery in Grant. Online Condolences may be sent to www.drauckerfh.com.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.