Wallace G. (Pete) Peterson, 96, of Rock Island, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Rock Island, Illinois. In accordance with his wishes, no services are planned. Inurnment will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Iowa. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Pete was born May 23, 1924 in Davenport, the son of Axel and Anna Olson Peterson. He was a graduate of Augustana College with a degree in education. He was an elementary teacher in California for many years. Later in life, he also worked for the U. S. Forest Service. Pete competed in track and field during his high school days and also at college. At the age of 50, he won (in his age class) a 26-mile marathon. He continued his running well into his sixties. His favorite pastime was traveling around the United States via a car or bus or his bicycle.
Surviving are his daughter, Sandra Peterson, Port Angeles, WA.; son, Landy Peterson, Madera, CA.; and numerous nieces and nephews scattered throughout the United States.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fabian Peterson and twin brother, Walder Peterson.
In remembrance of him, please have a cup of coffee and a donut with a good conversation among your family and friends. Jag skulle vilja ha en kopp kaffe och ett bakverk. Tack.
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