A memorial service for Glenn Lionel Peterson, 71, of Boone will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at 1006 Sixth St. in Boone, where Glenn’s urn and burial flag will be displayed on the tailgate of his 1959 El Camino. Mourners are invited to drive by and say a last goodbye to Glenn.
Burial with full military honors will take place Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. The chapel will include the family, Honor Guard and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 490 representative Mike Kelley. Other mourners are asked to remain by their vehicles during the ceremonies.
Glenn died Nov. 2, 2019, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames after battling cancer for more than 10 years due to Agent Orange exposure.
Glenn served three years in the U. S. Army 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was a member of the Iowa National Guard for 23 years. He was discharged from the Guard in 1999 with the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Glenn married Tamara Rose Oct. 18, 1986, at the Iowa National Guard Chapel in Johnston.
In earlier years, Glenn worked for Oscar Mayer as an electrician and maintenance man, for the Iowa Department of Public Defense at Camp Dodge as a mechanic and as a technician for the Iowa Department of Transportation.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Boone, American Legion Post #56, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #817, Am-Vets, Disabled American Veterans, Tall Corn Antique Car Club of Boone, NIAPRA Car Club and the Iowa Street Rods Association.
Glenn enjoyed old cars, O, S, and HO scale trains, fishing and hunting, especially wild boar hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, JoAnn Jorgensen; and a sister-in-law, Janice Peterson.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Tamara of Boone; a son, Glenn Peterson Jr. of Perry; daughters, Karen (Shawn) Shirk of Bloomfield, and Deanna Peters-Smyth of Perry; a brother, Steven Peterson of Mankato, Minnesota; a sister, Cynthia Schnobrich of New Ulm, Minnesota; three grandsons, Scott (Lindsay) Smith II of Ankeny, Trae Smyth of Cambridge, Iowa, and Trace Shirk of Bloomfield; nieces and nephews, Amy (Brian) Apitz, Gaylen Schnobrich, Devin Schnobrich and Blake Schnobrich, all of Minnesota and Lauren Huntley and Lars (Michelle) Jorgensen, both of Washington; in-laws, Wayne Jorgensen of Washington, Lavonne Shearer and Thomas (Sandi) Rose of Boone, Roxanne Aplanap of Nevada and Stone (Barbara) Rose of Oregon.