In Memory of

Phillip E. Peterson

July 16, 1929 - January 15, 2020
From: Callender, IA

Callender – Phillip E. Peterson 90, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender, with Pastor Greg Stano and Pastor Deb Stano officiating.  Burial will be at the Callender Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Phillip is survived by his daughters, Sonja (Dann) Johnson of Thompson, and Heidi (Tim) Parcel of Norwalk; son T.J. (Dianne) Peterson of Callender; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul (Betty) Peterson of Callender, and David (Evelyn) Peterson of Lafayette, IL; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn; infant daughters, Kristine and Nina; and his parents, Percy and Inger (Heggen) Peterson.  

     Phillip E. Peterson was born July 16, 1929 in Callender, Iowa.  He was raised and educated at Callender and graduated from Callender High School, with the Class of 1948.  On April 29, 1951 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Pearson.  The couple established their home on a farm near Callender.  Phillip farmed and operated a dairy for most of his life.  Phillip also had a passion for flying.  He received his pilot license and owned his own plane for over 40 years.  Phillip was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, and the Holstein Association.

Funeral Services
10:30 - Tuesday
January 21, 2020
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Callender, Iowa
Pastor Greg Stano
Pastor Deb Stano
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Monday
January 20, 2020
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Callender Cemetery
Callender, Iowa


Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:47 PM
“We, the sons of Harry and Esther Nielsen, Stanley Nielsen, Donovan Nielsen, and Clifton Nielsen extend our condolences to you the family of Phillip. We have the best memories of Phillip, Marilyn ... parents Percy and Inger from the 1950s and 60s. A plane ride and working a few summer days for Phillip in the haying and dairy work. Food meals prepared for the workers were, to this day, unforgettable! Thank you all for the memories! Clifton P. Nielsen. 1013 Parker Street New Hampton Ia. ”
- Clifton P Nielsen

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:56 AM
“My heart goes out to TJ Diane and all of your families. ”
- Alan Lohr

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:32 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers”
- Darlene and Dennis Baugh

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“To the family of Phillip Peterson, My sympathies. Phil grew up one mile North of us and Harry Jorgensen gave me my first airplane ride in the Peterson airplane which gave me the desire to fly over 2000 hours in my airplane. I have a picture of Phil and the Cessna airplane. I lived in Ames over 50 years and moved to Okoboji in 2010 when my wife died. My sympathies to Paul and Dave and all the family. Ed Hendrickson 515-290-7777”

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:09 PM
“Sorry to learn of Phillip’s passing. Over 50 years ago when in high school I loved working for Phillip and Percy as dairy cattle were my passion. I always respected Phillip’s passion for the dairy industry. Being there when the new milking parlor opened was a highlight! Another highlight was having the opportunity to fly with Phillip to a Holstein field day somewhere in Iowa. I loved being around Phillip and of course all of you 3 “kids” were great fun as well. I know you have fond memories of him and your mother that will sustain you in the future. Take care of yourselves!! Sincerely, Jim Swanson ”
- Jim Swanson

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“Sonja and family, we are sorry for your loss”
- Andrea Kuhn

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