Harry Peterson Birthday


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Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 12:24 pm
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Harry Peterson, Rock Island, will be honored at an open house in celebration of his 90th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3300 24th St., Rock Island. Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Your presence is the only gift requested.
Harry was born on Dec. 13, 1922. As a navigator during WWII, he flew 40 missions in the South Pacific and was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1946, he married Marion Yager and they just celebrated their 66th anniversary in August.
Their children are Debby (Jim) Braet, Christine (Saad) Ahmed, Bruce (Sherry) Peterson, Pam (Steve) Saunders, Nan Hasenberg, Tom (Phyllis) Peterson and Jim (Jenny) Peterson. There are 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, with two more expected this spring.
Harry was a Rock Island educator for 38 years and has many fond memories of his students, their families and his fellow teachers. He enjoys having coffee and exercising at the Rock Island Fitness Center and vacationing with family and friends at his cabin on the shore of Lake Michigan.












 



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