Jerris 'Jerry' Petersen

Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 4:42 pm
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Jerris G. "Jerry" Petersen, 80, of Donahue, died March 29, 2013 at Genesis East, Davenport.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at Chambers, Eldridge. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home. Burial is at Maysville Cemetery.
He married Ruth L. Fitzgerald on Oct. 18, 1961, in Davenport. He was an Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Thomas (Cathy) Petersen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Craig (Dotti) Petersen, Davenport; five grandchildren; sisters, Corella Levien, Eldridge, and Cora Bergeson, Seneca, Ill.


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