Warren James Peterson, age 93, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully on
Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Bethany Home in Dubuque, Iowa. A private family service will
be held at Linwood Cemetery chapel in Dubuque. Interment will be at Linwood Cemetery.
Warren was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. February 3, 1927 the son of Wayne Lester and Agnes
(Reaney) Peterson. He married Barbara A. Roop, Ollie, Iowa, May 27, 1956 in Ollie, Iowa. He
graduated from Olds, Iowa High School in 1944 and Iowa Wesleyan College in 1950. He
worked for Spahn & Rose Lumber Company in Olds and Dubuque, Iowa for 37 years.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; two children, Lorraine (Jon) Klohn of Toledo, Ohio, and
Mark (Sheryl) Peterson of Mount Prospect, Illinois; five grandchildren, Michael (Elizabeth)
Klohn, Nicholas Klohn, Melissa (Chris) Ferguson, Kelly and Hanna Peterson; brothers Donald
Peterson of Ottumwa, Iowa, Sister-in-law Marjory Peterson, Robert (Georgette) Peterson of
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, stepmother, sister Dorothy (Don) Lauer, brother
Richard Peterson, and infant sister Marian.
Warren served in the US Army Medical Corps at the end of WWII from 1946-1950, re-enlisted
in the Army Reserve and was recalled to active duty in 1950. He served in Company G, 8 th
Calvary in Korea from 1950-1951, and received the Purple Heart from injuries sustained in
He was a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and was involved with various
Masonic Lodge bodies, including as Past Master of Metropolitan Lodge 49 and Past President of
Dubuque High Twelve Club 119. He was also a member of Legion Post 626 Olds, Iowa and
Disabled American Veterans.
Warren was involved with many volunteer activities including Bethany Home Care Review
Committee, Finley Hospital Care Review Committee, Board of Dubuque Rescue Mission, and
Dubuque Driver’s License Station.
Memorials may be made to Dubuque Rescue Mission and Westminster Presbyterian Church.