Graveside service for U.S. Air Force Retired Leland Gene Peterson will be at 12 p.m. July 23, 2021 at Dry Fork Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary, Salem.

Mr. Peterson died July 19, 2021 in Salem at the age of 84 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jeannette Peterson, Salem; children, Frank Peterson, Salem; Deborah Peek and husband, James, Lake Ozark; grandchildren, Krystal Luebbert and husband, Matt, Boss; A.J. Grijalva and wife, Christina, Chesapeake, Virginia; Chelsea Dumbach and husband, Bud, Steelville; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Linda Swarny and husband, Charlie, Tucson, Arizona; Kim Martonchik and husband, Richard, Howell, Michigan; siblings, Yvonne Falk, Clinton, Michigan; Jerry Peterson, Eldon, Florida; Willis Peterson and wife, Sharon, Lake Crystal, Minnesota; close family friend, Seth Broussard; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Shepherd’s Nook. Cards may be obtained at Wilson Mortuary.

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