HARCOURT – Donald T. Peterson 76, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Faith Lutheran Church, Harcourt, with Pastor Rod Meyer officiating. Burial will be at Lost Grove Township Cemetery, Harcourt. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Donald is survived by his wife Joan; children, Jeff (Charlene) Peterson of Harcourt, Jolene (Randy Johnson) Peterson of Lehigh, and Jill (Jason) Vote of Worthington, MN; 4 grandchildren, Emily and Danielle Peterson, and Mandi and Allison Vote; sister Diane Peterson of Homer, NE; and brother Duane (Doris) Peterson of Harcourt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Georgia Peterson.

Donald Theodore Peterson was born October 20, 1937 at Fort Dodge. He graduated from Lanyon High School, with the Class of 1956. Donald served in the National Guard. In 1956, he married Janice Sandquist, and the couple later divorced. In 1979, he was united in marriage to Joan (Wichtendahl) Buffinton. Donald farmed for most of his life in the Harcourt area. He also did snow removal for over 40 years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, and inducted into the Harlan Rogers Men’s Softball Hall of Fame.