ESTHERVILLE–Funeral services for Clifford Peton, 82, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Susan Stone officiating. Interment, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91, will be held at East Side Memorial Cemetery in Estherville.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.
He died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.
Clifford Leon Peton, the son of Paul and Sophia (Bondhus) Peton, was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Estherville.
He received his education in the rural schools in Emmet County. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 12, 1951, Clifford was united in marriage to Beverly Clark in Jackson, Minn. The couple lived for two years in Fayetteville, N.C., while Clifford was stationed at Ft. Bragg. After his honorable discharge from military service, the couple moved to the Graettinger area where they made their home until 1962, when the family moved to Estherville. Beverly died Dec. 26, 1997. On Dec. 12, 2003, Clifford was united in marriage to Annabelle (Sytsma) Halsrud. The couple made their home in Estherville.
He was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 91 both of Estherville.
Grateful for having shared Clifford's life are his wife, Annabelle of Estherville; son, James Clark Peton and his wife, Debbie of Gilbert, Ariz.; step-children, Beverly Lind and her husband, Raymond of Swea City; Melvin Halsrud and his wife, Florence of Estherville; Clyde Halsrud and his wife, Antonelle of Maryland; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Peton Jr. and his wife, Lavon of Graettinger; Richard Peton and his wife, Joyce of Estherville; sister, Miriam Peton of Graettinger and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Clifford in death were his first wife; his parents; sisters, Elaine Dalen and Marilyn Peton; and brothers, Euclair and Donald Peton. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com