Merrill 'Pete' Peterson, 79, of Vian, OK, formerly of Fort Smith, passed away August 21, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born December 6, 1933 in Shell Lake, WI. Pete was retired from Ash Grove Concrete as a sales representative and was a member of the American Concrete Institution. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a former member of Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Robert Peterson of Alma, Michael Peterson and his wife Suzanne of Fort Smith and Eric Peterson and his wife Michele of Van Buren; his sister, Muriel Sprague of Des Moines, WA; his grandchildren Garren, Grant, John Ashley, Robert Whitney, Emily, Tori and Christopher; four great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pete was preceded in death by his son, David Peterson.
Memorial services will be 11:00am Monday, August 26, 2013 at Saint John's Episcopal Church. Visitation will be 1:00-3:00pm Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Edwards Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Saint John's Episcopal Church Sack Lunch Program, 215 North 6th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901 or the charity of your choice.
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