CALLENDER – Chalmer L. Peterson 89, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Gowrie Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie, with Pastor James Davis and Pastor Jon Rollefson officiating. Burial will be at Gowrie Township Cemetery, with Military Graveside Rites by the American Legion Peterson Post #431 of Gowrie. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Chalmer is survived by his wife Doris of Gowrie; daughters, Lynn Peterson of Otho, and Bonnie (Greg) Porter of Callender; son Alan (Dorine) Peterson of Creston; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brad) Johnson, Kris (Matt) Breton, Travis Mathis, and Aaron (Daniell) Peterson; great-grandchildren, Chandler and Aubrey Peterson; and sister Doris (Don) Olson of Clearwater, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Lavina (Bloomquist) Peterson; and brother Luther “Pete” Peterson.

Chalmer Leroy Peterson was born December 8, 1923 at Gowrie, and graduated from Gowrie High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Chalmer was united in marriage to Doris Campbell on January 27, 1950 at Somers, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Callender and Creston areas. Chalmer was a member of the Fulton Lutheran Church in Roelyn, American Legion Peterson Post #431 of Gowrie, and the American Trap Shooting Association.