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Paul E. Peton Jr.

Jul 15, 2008

GRAETTINGER – Funeral services for Paul E. Peton Jr., 80, of Graettinger will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger with Pastor Luther H. Thoresen officiating. Interment will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Graettinger with military graveside rites by Nelson-Christensen Post 162 American Legion of Graettinger.

He died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer.

Paul Ernest Peton Jr., the son of Paul C. and Sophia (Bondhus) Peton, was born July 9, 1928, in Graettinger.

He received his education in the country schools in the Graettinger area. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge from military service Paul returned to the area to make his home.

On Oct. 10, 1953, Paul was united in marriage to Lavon Paulson at First Lutheran Church in Graettinger. He was employed at the Estherville Creamery from 1953 through 1956. In 1956, he began farming in the Graettinger area and continued to farm until 2006.

He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and was on the church council. He was also a member of the American Legion in Graettinger.

Left to cherish Paul’s memory are his wife, Lavon, of Graettinger; his children, Robert Peton and his wife, Audrey, of Graettinger, Gregory Peton and his wife, Kandyce, of Ankeny, Paula Myhre and her husband, Ronald, of Estherville and Cynthia Ahrenstorff and her special friend, John Dopp, of Brewster, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Jason Peton and his wife, Kelli, Kimberly Peton, Natasha Graham and her husband, Doug, Barry Peton, Leslie Peton, Taylor Ahrenstorff and Talia Ahrenstorff; five great-grandchildren, Dylan Peton, Zoie Graham, Lillian Peton, Makenzi Graham and Kinnick Peton; one brother, Richard Peton, and his wife, Joyce, of Estherville; one sister, Miriam Peton of Graettinger; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Paul in death were his parents; brothers, Euclair, Donald and Clifford Peton; sisters, Marilyn Peton and Elaine Dalen; sisters-in-law, Virginia Peton, Doris Peton and Beverly Peton; father-in-law, Carl Paulson; mother-in-law, Geraldine Paulson-Brown; and step-father-in-law, Paul Brown. On-line condolences may be sent to .

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be directed to Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger or Spencer Regional Health Care Foundation – 1200 1st Ave. E. – Spencer, IA 51304.